I am the Associate Program Officer of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, the National Trust's multi-year, $25 million dollar initiative to identify, elevate and support the voices, stories and places of African American activism, achievement, and community.
I was the 2014 National Trust Colodny Scholar and wrote my Master's thesis on “Ethnic Minority Heritage Values and U.S. Historic Preservation Significance Policy." I hold a BA from The George Washington University in History and Journalism and a MA from Goucher College in Historic Preservation. I was a Researcher for the White House Historical Association, where I served on the National Trust’s Diversity and Inclusion Group representing Decatur House. I have also helped the Greenbelt Museum and Historic House in Greenbelt, Maryland field inquiries and manage their website and social media. A DC native, I also serve on the Landmarks Committee of the DC Preservation League. I love to talk to the public about African American history, preservation, and underrepresented cultural groups.
Preservation Leadership Forum Articles:
"From Trails to Timber: Uncovering Black History in Oregon"
"Continuing Community in New Orleans"
"Honoring African American History at Oberlin Village" (also in savingplaces)
"Lessons Learned, Lessons Shared: A Q & A with Jannie Harriot"
"Holistic Approaches, Inclusive Change"
"Preservation Perceptions and Moving Forward"
Preservation Leadership Forum Journal:
"Shared Spaces, Invisible Imprints: Intersections of Latinx and African American Intangible Heritage" (with Sehila Mota Casper)
"Hinchliffe Stadium's Comeback is a Home Run"