Elizabeth (she, her, hers) believes that promoting Preventive Conservation is the key to making heritage preservation more accessible, sustainable, and resource-efficient for a broader range of cultural institutions and is proud to be BACC’s inaugural Preventive Conservator. Elizabeth is a PhD Candidate in the UCLA/Getty Interdepartmental Program in the Conservation of Cultural Heritage. Her doctoral research focuses on how conservators can utilize traditional knowledge to address practical Collections Care challenges, particularly for sustainable and culturally conscious pest management in museums.
Previously, Elizabeth was a Project Assistant for Untold Stories, an initiative that aims to center more diverse perspectives in conservation practice, and a Research Associate at the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. She has diverse experience in Collections Care that includes training at the National Museum of the American Indian, the Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute, and the Mehrangarh Museum in India. Since 2019, she has been a Regional Liaison for the Emerging Conservation Professionals Network in Southern California. Elizabeth earned her undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Elizabeth is committed to promoting collaboration, community-building, and cultural awareness in the greater field of Conservation and is proud to share these values with BACC. Elizabeth is a fourth-generation San Diegan and is grateful for the opportunity to apply her knowledge to preserve the Cultural Heritage of her home community.