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Christina Olson

Technical Lead

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Christina Olson works as archivist and historian for INL, while also serving as Technical Lead of the Cultural Resource Management Office. She received her bachelor’s from Southeast Missouri State University and her master’s from the University of Georgia, both in historic preservation; she also meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards in history and architectural history. Olson has nearly 15 years of professional experience in cultural resource management, having worked on various projects for the departments of Defense, Energy, and Transportation, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the General Services Administration, and the National Park Service, in the far western, southeastern and mid-Atlantic United States. Olson’s areas of expertise include National Historic Preservation Act process and compliance, along with National Register nomination and National Park Service Heritage Documentation (HABS/HAER/HALS) preparation. Her volunteer experience includes heritage preservation projects in West Africa, through the University of Georgia's Center for Community Design and Preservation, and in northwestern Russia, through the U.S. State Department and the International Council on Monuments and Sites. Currently, Olson serves on the Idaho State Historic Sites Review Board. Her research interests include environmental change within the framework of 20th century federal landscapes, along with the effect of Cold War nuclear policy on the cultural landscape aesthetic. In 2012, Olson participated in the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Nuclear Proliferation International History Project.


​M.S., Historic Preservation - University of Georgia

B.S., Historic Preservation -  University of Georgia

Post Baccalaureate Geotechnology Certificate - Idaho State University

Certified Archivist, Academy of Certified Archivists

Section 4(f) Compliance for Historic Properties, National Preservation Institute

Section 106 Essentials , Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

NEPA Compliance and Cultural Resources, National Preservation Institute

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