Frank and Sue McBee Fellowship in Historic Preservation - 2015
San Antonio Conservation Society Foundation Scholarship, 2016
UT School of Architecture Travel Award, 2016
Design Excellence Award nominee for the UT School of Architecture, spring 2017
Alternate for Fulbright Fellowship to Zanzibar, Tanzania, 2017
ICOMOS International Exchange Program internship at the International Conservation Center in Caesarea Maritima, with the Israeli Antiquities Authority, for the summer of 2017

Kate focused on a diverse knoweldge set while at UT Austin, taking classes and researching in topics such as Finance for Social Innovation at the School of Public Policy, Materials Conservation, Mexican Architectural History and Preservation, Preservation Law and Planning, and the use of innovative databases for cultural heritage inventories.  For her masters thesis, she received several sources of funding to travel to Zanzibar, Tanzania, to research historic architecture in the World Heritage Site, and to learn KiSwahili in order to communicate with the local community about the topic.  Her thesis is titled Heritage Documentation & the Doors of Zanzibar, and is available online through the University of Texas Libraries.  Before graduate school at UT, she graduated cumma sum laude from the University of Georgia with a BFA in Ceramics, and she also served 27 months as an aquaculture Peace Corps Volunteer in central Zambia.  She currently lives in New Orleans, Louisana, and is working for Bayou Preservation, LLC, as a masonry conservator.

Education

  • Univerisity of Georgia - BFA Ceramics, 2010
  • University of Texas - Masters of Science in Historic Preservation, May 2017
  @UTSOA
  • Surveys and inventories of cultural heritage
  • Historic preservation as a pillar of economic development
  • Cultural Landscapes
  • Community engagement
  • Art and Architectural History - Vernacular, Islamic, European Medieval, Mexican and Pre-Columbian
  • Financial tools for socially beneficial programs
  • Ceramics - pottery, sculpture, glaze formulation, kiln science