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Wandering is important. Do so: by foot, by tire, or simply within your own neurons. 

Thirty years working with cultural heritage: how did that happen? A favorite art teacher suggested I volunteer at my local museum. I was hooked.  Today, I'm Associate Director, Collection Management for the Research Libraries of the New York Public Library.


I'm honored to be recognized for my work. I'm a Fellow of American Institute for Conservation, the former Chair of the Alliance for Response NYC, and received a Winterthur Fellowship in 2013 for my enslaved and indentured servant textile research.


We call the Hudson Valley our home, but my roots run deep in tidewater Maryland and New England. I'm into food, transit, historic preservation, textile history, running, hiking and gardening. I like finding myself in new places.

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Photo credit: Jonathan Blanc @ NYPL

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