Elena Popchock joined the President Woodrow Wilson House in August 2013 as the Collections Care Housekeeper. She is currently earning her Masters in Museum Studies at the George Washington University, with concentrations in Exhibition Development and American Studies.
Elena moved to Washington, D.C. after receiving her bachelor’s in History and Museum Studies at Juniata College in Pennsylvania. She has gained experience from a variety of institutions, including the Rockefeller Archive Center, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, the Juniata College Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. She has also worked as a graduate research assistant at the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project.
At the President Woodrow Wilson House Elena cleans and maintains all of the objects in the collection, including the historic floors and rugs. In addition to caring for the collection she assists the curator with special exhibitions and object rotation.