NMU alumna Aimee Kathryn Jorjani, who earned a bachelor's degree in political science and public relations in 1999, has been appointed by the Trump administration as chair of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. She will serve the remainder of a four-year term expiring June 10, 2021. Originally from Milwaukee, Jorjani began her career in 1999 as a legislative aide to Rep. Paul Ryan (WI-1) after graduating from NMU. She later spent seven years with the Department of the Interior and held several positions, including special assistant for historic preservation. She received a master's in historic preservation in 2012 from Goucher College.