Winterthur Museum/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC)

  • Graduate Fellow in Paintings Conservation
  • Master’s of Science, May 2007

Mastering Inpainting: A Workshop for Conservators and Graduate Fellows

  • Assisted and attended the 4-day workshop which was presented by James Bernstein. Workshop consisted of hands-on and lecture sessions that explored various inpainting and filling products and techniques. November 3-7, 2005

University of California, Irvine

  • Bachelor’s of Art, Art History, June 2001
  • Bachelor’s of Science, Biological Sciences, June 2001

University of Cordoba, Spain

  • Spanish Language and Cultural Studies Program, Fall 1999

Professional Experience

Midwest Art Conservation Center (MACC) (formerly, Upper Midwest Conservation Associates)
Third-year Graduate Intern; Sept 2006 – July 2007, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Worked on several projects under the supervision of Senior Paintings Conservators Joan Gorman and David Marquis. MACC is a regional center that operates within the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA). The MIA is one of MACC’s 150 member clientele base. Recent treatments I have completed and am currently working on include paintings by Harvey Dunn, John Fery, Robert Henri, and Theodore Behr.

The Benaki Museum
Graduate Summer Intern; June-July 2006, Athens, Greece

  • Worked under the supervision of the Director of Conservation at the Benaki Museum, Mr. Stergios Stassinopolous, on the treatment of a 16th-century Greek Orthodox icon. The treatment included removal of a discolored varnish layer with gels, consolidation, removal of inappropriate restorations, and visual reintegration of losses. The internship provided great travel opportunities to visit historical and art historical landmarks throughout Greece.

Upper Midwest Conservation Associates (Now, Midwest Art Conservation Center)
Graduate Summer Intern; June-August 2005, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Worked with conservator Neil Cockerline in Preservation Services and paintings conservators Joan Gorman and David Marquis in the Paintings Conservation departments. Projects included writing and designing the templates for technical leaflets on preventive issues, assisting in a CAP assessment and a mentorship visit, and the consolidation of a late 18th-century French oil on panel.

Winterthur Museum/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
First Year Student; September 2004-May 2005, Winterthur, Delaware

  • Completed six blocks covering the subspecialties of art conservation as well as seminars on Preventive Conservation. Two electives were taken with Richard Wolbers and Dr. Susan Buck on the analysis and cleaning of painted surfaces. Techniques included cross-section microscopy with an emphasis on fluorochrome staining. The use of aqueous systems and solvent gels as treatment options were also explored and applied.

Winterthur Museum/University of Delaware
Pre-Program Intern; April 2003-April 2004, Winterthur, Delaware

  • Aided in the treatment of three Maxfield Parrish murals and two additional oil paintings on canvas. Performed duties as a lab assistant and participated in the development of the FAIC Oral History Project database.

Isaac Fanous and Tasoni Sawsan, St. Mina’s Coptic Orthodox Church
Assistant/Apprentice; May-June 2003, Riverside, California

  • Provided studio assistance to two leading Coptic iconographers and received instruction on the painting of a Coptic icon. Painted and gilded an egg tempera Coptic Icon titled Christ at the age of 12.

The Egyptian Museum
Guest Intern; February-March 2003,Cairo, Egypt

  • Worked with Egyptian restorers on the treatment on a 19th-dynasty cartonnage from the tomb of Sennedjem.

Griswold Conservation Associates, LLC
Conservation Technician; Nov. 2001 – Jan. 2003, North Hollywood, California

  • Worked with objects conservators John and Stephanie Griswold on treatments ranging from a 17th-century Spanish altarpiece to the Frank Lloyd Wright Hollyhock House, as well as smaller sculptural objects.

UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural Heritage
Volunteer Intern; Sept. 2002 – Dec. 2002, Los Angeles, California

  • Worked with objects conservators Jo Hill and Patricia Measures on loan and exhibition documentation, installations, and storage. Performed anoxia treatments on ethnographic objects, stabilized the shredding silk on an Edo period fireman’s helmet, and aided in the storage, mounting, and registration of other museum objects.

Conservation of Paintings, Ltd.
Volunteer Intern; November 2001 – July 2002, Santa Monica, California

  • Worked with paintings conservators Eugena Ordonez and Denise Domergue on the treatment of 19th- to 20th-century oil paintings. Wrote examination and condition reports and assisted in structural and cosmetic treatments.

Balboa Art Conservation Center
Conservation Technician; October 2001, San Diego, California

  • Worked with paintings conservators Betsy Court and Alexis Miller on the conservation of the ceiling of the Assembly Hall and the Rotunda of the California State Capitol building in Sacramento. Treatments included suction and electrostatic removal of dirt and debris as well as ammonium citrate and chemical sponge surface cleaning.

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority
J. Paul Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Intern; Summer 2000, Los Angeles, California

  • Worked with the Public Arts department on the maintenance of one of the nation’s largest collections of public art work. This included actively updating the department’s databases.


  • Conversational Arabic
  • Proficient Spanish

Professional Memberships

  • American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE)
  • Student Member, College Art Association (CAA)
  • Student Member, American Associations of Museums (AAM)
  • Student Member, International Institute of Conservation (IIC)
  • Student Member, America Institute for Conservation (AIC)