About Mt. Shasta Museum
About Mt. Shasta Museum

Museum News

We Have a New Executive Director

Please join us in welcoming our new Executive Director

Rosemary Romero graduated from Mt. Shasta High School in 1999, receiving a Ford Family Foundation Scholarship to attend the University of California at Santa Cruz. Later, she studied algae at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories and earned her doctorate in Integrative Biology at University of California at Berkeley, where she studied interactions between water quality and seaweed growth, called green tides.

Rosemary Romero and Jean Nels
Rosemary Romero and Jean Nels passing the torch

Rosemary rediscovered the museum when Jean Nels invited her to star in the Mt Shasta Sisson Museum's video series entitled: Why does water do that? Having worked with K-12 educators in various projects during her academic research and while coordinating the LiMPETS (Long-term Monitoring and Experiential Training for Students) Program, a community and citizen science program for Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and Association, Rosemary jumped at the chance to participate in such a fun project.

In her new role as executive director, Rosemary is excited to learn about the history of her home town, and looking forward to collaborating with local organizations and community groups to develop partnerships. There are so many organizations invested in maintaining and improving the quality of life and environment in Siskiyou County for future generations. She hopes that together we can continue to share stories and learn from the past to build a more inclusive future. In Mount Shasta one can really feel the essence of true community and stewardship, as exemplified by the knowledgeable and devoted volunteers at the Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum.