Jennifer Ortiz has been the Director of the Utah Division of State History since 2021. She came to State History from Utah Division of Arts and Museums (UDAM) where she oversaw the state Museum Services Program that services Utah’s 250-plus museums through workshops, museum technical assistance, site visits, and grant funding for seven years. In addition to her state-wide work, she serves at a national level as board member for the American Association for State & Local History and as a MAP mentor for the American Alliance of Museums. Prior to working with UDAM, Jennifer served as the Collections Manager for the Utah Museum of Fine Arts managing an encyclopedic art collection of over 20,000 objects, in addition to roles at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Boston Museum of Science, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.