Jennifer Pederson Weinberger is the Cultural Resources Program Manager for the Alaska Region. The cultural resources team provides assistance to parks and partners on the documentation and preservation of Alaska’s vast cultural resources spanning ancient to modern times, including oral traditions, cultural landscapes, archeological sites, museum objects, and historic buildings. The team also assists on compliance with federal laws concerning cultural resources, such as the Antiquities Act, National Historic Preservation Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Archaeological Resources Protection Act, and Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
Jennifer began her career with the NPS in 1995 as a seasonal archeological technician working on surveys and excavations at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park in southern Ohio. Jennifer continued at Hopewell Culture in a series of positions eventually becoming superintendent before joining the Alaska Regional Office in 2012.
Jennifer received a Ph.D. and M.A. in Anthropology, specializing in Archaeology, from Ohio State University and a B.A. in Anthropology from University of Georgia.