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Emerging Conservation Professionals Network


Committee Description

The charge of the network is to work in conjunction with the AIC Board Director for Professional Education and an assigned staff liaison to: 

• Maintain a forum and network for AIC members who are entering the field of conservation. This includes: undergraduate students, pre-program individuals, graduate students, recent graduates, and early-career professionals.
• Advocate on behalf of and support the inclusion of emerging professionals within AIC. Assist AIC in enhancing ways to serve members who are just entering the field of conservation and help members as they transition from student to conservation professional. Recommend and/or provide educational and professional development opportunities for emerging conservation professionals.
• Promote collaboration and enhance dialogue with other AIC Networks, Specialty Groups, Committees, Working Groups, and Task Forces, and with professionals in allied fields. 
• Encourage attainment of AIC professional membership designation to promote the importance of professional standing within the field.
• Engage in initiatives and activities to promote inclusivity, equity, and diversity within the field of conservation.
• Promote importance of service and contribution to the profession; encourage members to engage in outreach and advocacy for the field.
• Foster communication between emerging and experienced conservation professionals.
• Enhance dialogue between AIC and graduate-level conservation training programs.


Committee Leadership

Ms. Evelyn Mayberger
Ms. Evelyn Mayberger
(Chair)
Assistant Conservator
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Jamaica Plain, MA
United States

Ms Jessica Betz Abel
Ms Jessica Betz Abel
(Communications Officer)
Andrew W. Mellon Advanced Fellow in Objects Conservation
Michael C. Carlos Museum
Atlanta, GA
United States

Mrs. Marci Jefcoat Burton
Mrs. Marci Jefcoat Burton
(Outreach Officer)
Engen Conservation Fellow
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Chantilly, VA
United States

Ms Candace Kang
Ms Candace Kang
(Communications Officer)
Conservation Technician
Harvard Library, Weissman Preservation Center
Cambridge, MA
United States

Ms Michaela Paulson
Ms Michaela Paulson
(Outreach Officer)
Assistant Conservator
American Museum of Natural History
New York, NY
United States

Ms. Caitlin I. Richeson
Ms. Caitlin I. Richeson
(Vice Chair)
Graduate Fellow
Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
Hanover, MD
United States

Mrs. Annabelle Fichtner Camp
Mrs. Annabelle Fichtner Camp
(Professional Education and Training Officer)
WUDPAC Class of 2022
Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
Newark, DE
United States

Ms. Keara Teeter
Ms. Keara Teeter
(Professional Education and Training Officer)
Paintings Conservation Graduate Student Intern
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Happy Valley, OR
United States

Ms Emma Claire Hartman
Ms Emma Claire Hartman
(Digital Platforms Officer)
Conservation Technician
New York Public Library
New York, NY
United States

Ms Natalya L Swanson
Ms Natalya L Swanson
(Digital Platforms Officer)
Graduate Fellow
Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
Wilmington, DE
United States

Ms. Molly C. Gleeson
Ms. Molly C. Gleeson
(Board Liaison)
Schwartz Project Conservator
Penn Museum
Philadelphia, PA
United States

Ms Katelin Lee
Ms Katelin Lee
(Staff Liaison)
Outreach Coordinator
American Institute for Conservation/Foundation for Advancement in Conservation
Washington, DC
United States