Tour Leaders

Jennifer Ott

Environmental Historian and Assistant Director at HistoryLink

Jennifer Ott is an environmental historian and the assistant director at HistoryLink. In addition to writing Olmsted in Seattle: Creating a Park System for a Modern City (2019), she is the co-author, with David Williams, of Waterway: The Story of Seattle’s Locks and Ship Canal (2017) and the general editor and co-author of Seattle at 150: Stories of the City through 150 Objects from the Seattle Municipal Archives (2018). Jennifer has also contributed articles on Washington state history to, Seattle magazine, and the Oregon Historical Quarterly.

She is a former board member and past president of Friends of Seattle’s Olmsted Parks, and she is a current member of the Volunteer Park Trust’s Steering Committee. She has a master’s degree in environmental and Western American history from the University of Montana.


University of Washington: How Olmsted Integrated a Campus into Seattle's Public Open Space

Tuesday, June 25
2:15 PM - 5:15 PM