Oral History Information
Helena Armandula is a shining example of a dedicated volunteer serving at NAMM’s Museum of Making Music. In fact, in 2023, at the time of her interview, Helena was presented the Volunteer of the Year Award! Her smile greets the museum’s visitors as Helena is often found running the gift shop. She enjoys those she works with and loves engaging with the museum’s guests. Helena has one of the most fascinating backstories as she was an optical engineer working at Caltech. She was on the team that won the Nobel Prize in Physics for Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory. Come by the gift shop and say hi to Helena!