Gemma Birnbaum is the former AVP for the Media and Education Center at The National WWII Museum (2021). She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in the History of Modern War and Genocide from New York University, and a Master’s Degree in the History of Twentieth Century Labor & Industrialization from Tulane University. Birnbaum was with the Museum for 11 years, overseeing media production, distance learning, K-16 and community engagement programs, and interpretation. She also served as administrator of the Museum’s online Master’s Degree in World War II Studies with Arizona State University. Prior to The National WWII Museum, Birnbaum held education positions at Heifer International and the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, where she first got her start in museums.