EDUCATION

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Master of Preservation Studies, May 2018
Thesis: The House was Demolished: An Argument for Pragmatic and Proactive Preservation in Modern American Residential Architecture, April 2018
Notable Coursework: History of North American Architecture, History of New Orleans Architecture, Rome, The Eternal City, Studio I: Building Preservation, Studio II: Urban Preservation, International Field Studies: Cuba

Barnard College of Columbia University, New York, NY                                    
Bachelor of Arts in Art History, October 2013        
Thesis: The Museum Remixed: The Changing Face of Public Programming at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, April 2013
Notable Coursework: American Modernism and Anti-Modernism, History of Graphic Design, African Art: Focus on the Congo, Art Criticism, Introduction to Connoisseurship (taught at the Metropolitan Museum of Art)

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Meets Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards in Architectural History (36 CFR § 61)
Presentation, The Neutral Ground: Exploring Site Interpretation Methodologies for New Orleans’ Canal Street as a Venue of Racial Conflict and Social Change, Projects in Progress Poster Session, Society of Architectural Historians 72nd Annual International Conference, Providence, RI, April 2019
Publication, “The Neutral Ground: Canal Street as a venue for social change during the Civil Rights Movement,” Preservation in Print, September 2018, Preservation Resource Center, New Orleans, LA
Presentation, The House was Demolished: The Role of Cultural Bias in the Loss of Modern American Residential Architecture, Vernacular Architecture Forum – New England, Sturbridge, MA, March 2018
Presentation, Divine Intervention: Preservation of Artist-Designed Religious Spaces in Europe and the United States, Ann and Frank Masson Research Travel Fellowship Lecture, Tulane School of Architecture, New Orleans, LA, March 2018
Ann and Frank Masson Research Travel Fellow, Tulane University School of Architecture, 2017
National Register of Historic Places Documentation, Nomination, and Listing for First Christian Church, Hammond, LA, 2017
New Orleans' Nine Most Endangered Sites: #3 Israel M. Augustine School, Documentation, Nomination, and Listing, 2017

EXPERIENCE

AIA New York | Center for Architecture, New York, NY, July 2019 – Present
Grants and Foundation Relations Manager

  • Maintaining and expanding the Center for Architecture’s institutional giving program through grant prospecting, writing, and networking

  • Liaising with AIA New York | Center for Architecture staff to develop strategies for funding sources of new and existing programs

  • Overseeing the AIA NY | Center for Architecture grants and scholarship program from application through disbursement of awards and submittal of research

Independent Architectural Historian, Remote, January 2018 – Present
Architectural Historian and Researcher

  • Performing research, architectural surveys, public programming, historic designation, and historic preservation consultation services for government agencies, private firms, and other interested parties

  • Workforce Group: Providing architectural historian services for Section 106 compliance in government contracts

  • Hammond Historic District Commission: Created multi-phase preservation education plan including several preservation briefs, open-source K-12 lesson plans, and a microsite for information about modern architecture in the city

  • McNair Historic Preservation: Compiled comprehensive architectural research and reports; undertook architectural survey and update to historic designation nomination for the National Register of Historic Places Multiple Resource Area

Historic Resources Group, Pasadena, CA, May 2018 – April 2019   
Business Development Manager

  • Manage the collection of RFPs, RFQs, IDIQs, etc. for potential business opportunities, coordinate with staff preservationists, architectural historians, and architects to develop comprehensive proposals and coordinate with clients to ensure that scope of work is adequate for project goals  

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with clients, non-profits, public agencies, and peers such as high-profile architecture, development, and law firms, preservation non-profits, and municipalities

  • Represent the mission and ideals of the firm through creative marketing strategies and presence at high visibility industry events, conferences, and gatherings

  • Develop social media presence and strategy to broaden firm’s reach and influence while promoting advocacy, preservation, and development; to launch December 2018

Historic New England, Boston, MA, June 2017 – August 2017
Modern Survey Graduate Assistant Intern

  • Developing a methodology and easement survey form to assist in identifying properties with connections to Historic New England’s collections, library and archives, museums, and easement properties

  • Conducting an intensive level survey of architect-designed, Modern properties in Massachusetts and surrounding areas by performing a thorough building-by-building online survey

  • Analyzing factors such as local preservation ethos, demolition rate, architectural integrity, etc. for surveyed properties to determine which would be most plausible for the Stewardship Easement Program

  • Supporting the Historic New England Preservation Services team with documentation, research, and programming initiatives

Vieux Carré Commission, New Orleans, LA, January 2017 – May 2017
Architectural History, Survey, and Inspection Intern

  • Surveying and monitoring historic properties in the Vieux Carré to assess conditions and possible violations

  • Composing official violation letters using LLAMA software and listing each infraction with supporting documentation

  • Organizing and digitizing all Vieux Carré Commission permits, citations, property records, and photographs in an extensive paper archival system and on a shared server

Condé Nast - Architectural Digest, New York, NY, January 2016 – May 2016
Editorial Assistant to the Design Projects Editor

  • Organizing and managing design projects submitted for publication on the AD Photo Projects server

  • Corresponding with architects and interior designers regarding projects submitted to Architectural Digest

  • Researching archival design projects, architects, and buildings for upcoming features and web stories

  • Responding to reader queries concerning design projects featured in past issues of Architectural Digest

P.P.O.W Gallery, New York, NY, February 2014 – August 2015
Gallery Associate

  • Overseeing the publication of gallery catalogues by coordinating with graphic designers, writers, photographers and artists

  • Maintaining the digital image archives and administering rights for reproduction for works by represented artists and estates

  • Assisting with press releases, updating social media, maintaining the P.P.O.W website, press mailings, and e-blasts

  • Promoting gallery openings through online event listings and organizing opening after-parties at offsite locations

SKILLS

Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator
Microsoft Office Suite: Word, OneNote, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook
AutoCAD
Reading and writing knowledge of French
Public speaking and presentations

PUBLISHED WORKS

2018
“The Neutral Ground: Canal Street as a venue for social change during the Civil Rights Movement,” Preservation in Print, September 2018. Print and Online.

2016
“Growing Up Liberal in the Deep South Was Hell Until I Met My Best Friend,” XOJane, March 18, 2016. Online.

2013
“Dia Acquires Lannan Foundation Works,” Art in America, May 7, 2013. Online.
“NEA Awards Twenty-Six Million in Grants,” Art in America, May 1, 2013. Online.
“Zao Wou-ki, 1920-2013,” Art in America, April 16, 2013. Online.
“Boston Museums Offer Free Admission Today,” Art in America, April 16, 2013. Online.
“Steven Matijcio Named Curator at CAC Cincinnati,” Art in America, March 28, 2013. Online.
“Ugo Rodinone Will Rock Rockefeller,” Art in America, March 6, 2013. Online.
“Performa Launches Venice Biennale-Like Initiative,” Art in America, February 28, 2013. Online.
“Saul, Mekas, Among Greenburger Prize Winners,” Art in America, February 26, 2013. Online.
“El Museo del Barrio Director Resigns,” Art in America, February 19, 2013. Online.
“Estates of Berenice Abbott and Arnold Newman to by Represented by Howard Greenberg Gallery,” Art in America, February 5, 2013. Online.
“Creative Time Global Residency Program Winners Announced,” Art in America, January 31, 2013. Online.

2012
“Talking Back – Interview with Yael Kohen,” The Eye – The Magazine of the Columbia Daily Spectator, October 24, 2012. Print and online.
“Haters Gon’ Hate,” The Eye – The Magazine of the Columbia Daily Spectator, April 19, 2012. Print and online.

2011
“ A Visit to the Sperm Bar (The Art of Prune Nourry),” The Eye – The Magazine of the Columbia Daily Spectator, October 6, 2011. Print and online.
“Below the Mason-Dixon Line,” The Eye – The Magazine of the Columbia Daily Spectator, September 29, 2011. Print and online.