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Douglas Jenzen
Executive Director, Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center

CSU Channel Islands

B.A. History (2007)

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

M.A. History (2011); Teaching Credential (2009)
  • Executive Director at Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center, a natural history museum located in the city of Guadalupe, California where he has organized community education programs for underserved and rural children and managed the excavation of artifacts from Cecil B. DeMille's 1923 The Ten Commandments movie set while increasing donor and volunteer participation.
  • Pinpointed the location where Dorothea Lange captured her famous "Migrant Mother" photograph, one of the most utilized photographs on earth.
  • Serves as Chair of the Visitor Services Taskforce of the Dunes Collaborative, an association of local, state, federal and private entities with interests in the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Complex on California's Central Coast.
  • Authored two books with a national publishing company as fundraising tools for local non-profits.
  • Recipient of the Preservationist of the Year in San Luis Obispo County.
  • Serves on the Board of Directors of the San Luis Obispo County Archaeological Society.

Notable CSU Alumni in nonprofit

Channel Islands; San Luis Obispo