Rebecca Poole is a native of Southeast Louisiana. She graduated with her Master’s degree in Public History from the University of New Orleans in spring 2020. Her research is focused on local 20th-century New Orleans history, vice, and gender and sexuality. During grad school, she joined the Jenny Craig Institute for the Study of War and Democracy as an intern assisting with the Institute’s Historical Research Services. In the fall of 2020, she rejoined the Museum’s team in the Institutional Advancement’s Membership department, where she coordinated the daily services for Members. She reunited with the Jenny Craig Institute for the Study of War and Democracy in July 2022 as the Historical Research Specialist. In her current role, she manages the Institute’s Historical Research Services, provides assistance to special research requests from the public, and conducts historical research on WWII-related topics.