I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking at Arizona State University in 2021. During my studies, I had the opportunity to work for the school’s Collections Care and Preservation Department at the Hayden Library’s Conservation Lab. Through my job I have acquired an interest in continuing my studies to obtain a master’s degree in conservation.
Conservation plays a pivotal role in collections pertaining to recovery, safety, and sanctioning of the past. It is of great importance to preserve such cultural heritage as it is not merely an artistic manifestation, but it is also an abundance of knowledge. Caring for works of historical value and culture significance is significant for it reflects the integrity of people through values, beliefs, and aspirations.