Elizabeth Sexton is a second-year graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania in the Historic Preservation program with a concentration in building conservation. Her courses taken have emphasized building materials, site management, architectural history, and collections management. Elizabeth's research has focused on earthen architecture, building technology, and regional, vernacular design. Prior to attending graduate school, Elizabeth worked for seven years in arts management. She holds a bachelor's degree in Art History and English Literature from Pepperdine University.