I am an art conservator, educator, and enthusiastic organizer.
I use she/her pronouns, am white with Italian/German heritage, and though my eyes also have brown in them, I will tell anyone who asks that they are green. I am a daughter, sister, wife, aunt, mentor, pack mate, and friend. I identify as an extrovert. I am 38 years old.
I am currently Head of Objects Conservation at Winterthur Museum, Garden, & Library and Affiliated Assistant Faculty in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation. I also serve as Coordinator of the ICOM-CC Glass and Ceramics Working Group, and as a board member for the Society of Winterthur Fellows. My recent research interests include stain reduction of ceramics and metals conservation pedagogy.
I am drawn to work in heritage preservation because I believe objects have the power to heal, educate, and transform, and that fostering this potential is ultimately good for our planet.
I live and work in Lenapehokink, land that was forcibly taken from the Lenape, the Original People, who stewarded it for tens of thousands of years. I acknowledge this painful history that affects every present moment and honor their continued stewardship by actively practicing reciprocity and learning how to embody a world view that "All Our Relations" includes all of Earth's inhabitants.
Most aspects of my identity mean I possess unlearned advantages within society. I know that where I am is due in no small part to these advantages. I am dedicated to the lifelong work of continuing to educate myself, to learn (and unlearn), to listen, to acknowledge my own biases, and with every decision I make to subvert the toxic systems that enable these inequities.