As Senior Editor for American Ancestors magazine and the Weekly Genealogist enewsletter, Jean writes and edits articles, strategizes content, and provides illustrations. She also participates in a a variety of organization-wide initiatives and is a member of the Youth Education Committee. An award-winning Master Urban Gardener, Jean manages the NEHGS garden and coordinates our Garden Committee.
Jean Powers joined the NEHGS staff in 2002 as an editorial assistant and has also held the positions of production editor and associate editor. She has extensive experience in outreach and digital communications. Jean received her BFA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College. Prior to NEHGS, she was employed at the Massachusetts Historical Society and Harvard Business School.