Shawna Gandy

Library Director

Shawna Gandy (she/her/hers) serves as OHS Library Director and has the honor of overseeing the research library’s talented staff and unparalleled collections. Shawna first came to OHS as a Rose Tucker Fellow while earning her MA in history from Portland State University. The OHS library served as a great laboratory for learning about Pacific Northwest history and archival management, and it became her professional home. She previously earned a BS in biology from the University of Washington, a BA in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and studied French at Middlebury College.