Libbie Barnes

Development Assistant

“What I like about CWB is that it has created a welcoming community on the water, that introduces members to how rich maritime tradition can be!"

Libby Barnes sits at the Space Needle observation deck holding an iced beverage
Libby Barnes stands near a waterfrony
Headshot of Libby Barnes

Libbie spent the majority of her childhood in Austin, Texas dreaming of the beach. After seeing the ocean for the first time at age 14 she always knew she wanted to be by the sea.

In 2016 Libbie moved to Galveston, TX to attend Texas A&M Universitie's maritime branch. Here she earned a degree in Maritime Studies with a focus in marine archeology and a minor in museum studies. In Galveston she found a deep appreciation for history, tall ships, and victorian architecture. After graduating in 2020, she moved to Seattle to continue her education at the University of Washington and is in her final year of the Museology (museum studies) Graduate program.

Between school quarters, Libbie loves to travel anywhere and everywhere. She enjoys camping, baking, collecting maritime literature, and attending the theater.

What’s your favorite tool?

“The pen, because I believe words are humans most powerful tool and what's written down shapes our history.”

Libby Barnes is wearing a graduation cap and gown, is standing by a large anchor sculpture