Cheryl Carrabba, Senior Conservator, a professional since 1978, is an awarded Professional Associate by the American Institute for Conservation (AIC). Cheryl is an active AIC member, a presenter for many professional organizations, and a Texas Women's Hall of fame nominee. Cheryl worked as a conservator at the renowned Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree and completed Certification in conservation training at the Camberwell College of Arts in London, where she developed skills in rare book and paper conservation.
Lauren Fernandez, Paper Conservator, an awarded Professional Associate by the American Institute for Conservation (AIC), has been practicing conservation since 1993. She earned a Bachelors degree in Industrial Design in Mexico City and gained additional conservation experience volunteering at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Lauren worked as a paper conservation assistant at the Centro Nacional de Conservacion y Registo del Patrimonio Artistico Mueble in Mexico City and was trained at the Centro de Estudios Sobre la Universidad, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
Assistant Lab Technician
Moriah Alanis assists the Senior Conservator with preliminary treatments on the Nau Civil War Collection. She earned her Master of Arts degree in History from the University of Texas, San Antonio and holds Bachelors degrees in Anthropology and American Studies. Moriah has experience in research and collection management working at the Archivo General de la Nación in Mexico City and the Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio.
Administrative and Operations Associate
Madeline Barnes manages client relations, administrative operations, and tracks and researches incoming projects. She has done graduate work in Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University and holds a Bachelors degree in English Language and Literature from Texas State University. Madeline gained experience in research, copy editing, and database management working as a Senior Editorial Assistant at Medieval Institute Publication and as a communications intern for IBM Corporate Strategies Group.