Stephanie is a 2015 graduate of the Historic Preservation master's program. While at UT, she served as a Coordinator for the Career Services office, Graduate Teaching Assistant for Construction I and Creative Problem Solving, Graduate Research Assistant for the Architecture & Planning Library, and Dean's Ambassador for UTSOA.

Stephanie is a Senior Specialist with the City of San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation, where she works with architects, developers, and homeowners to rehabilitate and build in the city’s most significant places. She manages the Rehabber Club initiative, which provides hands-on training opportunities in key preservation trades. Additionally, she is currently leading the city's deconstruction & salvage policy initiative, which aims to maximize material salvage and reuse opportunities from older structures while achieving key sustainability goals. Previously, she worked as a Project Design Assistant for the State Preservation Board's 2016 exterior preservation project of the Texas State Capitol.

In addition to her role with OHP, Stephanie serves on the Executive Committees of Preservation Action and the Association for Preservation Technology – Texas Chapter; the national board of Build Reuse; and the fundraising planning committee of the Power of Preservation Foundation (POP).

In 2019, Stephanie was named one of eighteen fellows for the 2019 POCACITO in Germany Tour, a German Federal Ministry-sponsored program which brings young urban sustainability professionals from the US to Germany to foster international dialogue and collaboration relating to environmental policy and sustainable development. The 2019 tour focused on circular economy policy and innovation in Dessau and Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.

Her professional and extracurricular work aims to strengthen the cooperative relationship between preservation and sustainability professionals, particularly those focused on circular economy policy and climate change, adaptation, and equity. Stephanie is also interested in progressive local, state, and federal policy related to the intersection of sustainability and heritage conservation, and attends Preservation Action's National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week in Washington, DC, annually.

Education

  • MS, Historic Preservation, The University of Texas at Austin (2015)
  • BS, Interior Design, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2012)

Publications

Presentations
​​"Beyond Design Review: Building Community Support and Engagement." Paper session co-presented with Cory Edwards at the National Alliance for Preservation Commissions (NAPC) FORUM Conference in Des Moines, IA, July 21, 2018.

"Restored by Light: Using Policy and Technology to Facilitate Interpretation and Community Engagement with World Heritage Sites." Paper session presented at the Association for Preservation Technology (APT) and National Trust of Canada Joint Conference in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, October 14, 2017.

"Capitol Complexes and Town Squares: The Value of Taking a Cultural Landscape Approach with Historic Civic Architecture." Paper session presented at the Association for Preservation Technology (APT) Conference in San Antonio, TX, November 1, 2016.

"Building Austin: The History of the Calcasieu Lumber Company." Lecture presented at Preservation Austin's annual Greening Your Vintage Home event, Austin, TX, July 12, 2016.

"Connect + Collaborate: Building Meaningful Relationships Between Alumni and Students." Lecture co-presented with Garrett Loontjer and Lisa DeLosso at the U.S. Higher Education Career Service and Alumni Engagement Strategies seminar in Austin, TX, September 22, 2015. Sponsored by the German-American Fulbright Commission.

  @UTSOA
  • Circular economy policy, building material salvage and reuse, climate heritage, heritage trades education, right to repair policy, designing for deconstruction, sustainable development, urban equity