Nicholas Siekierski, a Silas Palmer Fellow at the Hoover Institution for 2015, is a native of Redwood City, California. He received his BA in history in 2006 and Master of Library and Information Science in 2008, both from San Jose State University. In addition, he studied at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. Now a PhD candidate at the Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, he is writing his dissertation on "Herbert Hoover and the American Relief Administration in Poland, 1919–1922."
He began working at the Hoover Institution in 2001 and was the assistant archivist for Exhibits and Outreach for the Hoover Institution Library & Archives from 2009 to 2014, for which he was the curator for exhibits on topics including World War II, Chinese history, art, and democracy in Eastern Europe. He made numerous presentations to Stanford students, distinguished visitors, and community groups on a variety of topics relating to twentieth-century history, the history of the Hoover Institution, and conducting research in the Library & Archives. His articles have appeared in the Hoover Digest and other popular and scholarly publications.