PUP Welcomes Dr. Antonieta Jiménez to Its Board of Directors
On December 14, the PUP Global Heritage Consortium elected Dr. Antonieta Jiménez of Mexico to its board of directors. She is the first elected board director since the PUP Consortium incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in Colorado earlier this year and formalized its first board of directors consisting of five people.
Dr. Jiménez is an archeologist and anthropologist specializing in heritage interpretation. She teaches in the social science postgraduate program at the Colegio de Michoacán, a prestigious academic institution in Mexico.
She first came into contact with the PUP Consortium during the National Association for Interpretation’s international conference in Los Cabos, Mexico last February when PUP organized a number of activities. Since then she has collaborated with the PUP Consortium in organizing interpretation in Mexico, co-writing with PUP director Jon Kohl an article for NAI’s next issue of Legacy magazine, and will be offering a PUP-NAI webinar on 8 January entitled, “How We Interpret So that Our Public Understands Thoughts and Feelings of Ancient People.” She is especially dedicated to the application of interpretation in Latin America and is the region’s first representative on PUP’s board of directors.
Other board members include Chair Sherwood Shankland (USA), Pham Huong (Viet Nam), Dr. Alison Ormsby (USA), Dr. Darko Babic (Croatia), and Dr. Stephen McCool (non-voting, USA).