Ryan Trainor started in May 2014, as the archivist and museum specialist. Though he is a new staff member, Trainor is a familiar face in the NGAUS building. He has been the museum’s library intern since August 2013. He graduated in 2014 from the University of Maryland with a master’s degree in library science. He completed his undergraduate studies at Loyola University where he received a bachelor’s degree in history.
Trainor is from Hampstead, Md., and was inspired to apply to the internship after a discovery he made two years ago while researching his lineage for Sons of the American Revolution membership. He found out that his 5th great-grandfather was a lieutenant in the militia from Frederick County, Md. He will focus on creating and researching exhibits, developing the archives, giving tours of the museum and implementing a collection development policy for the library.