Announcing the 2019 Docomomo US/NOCA Travel Grant Recipient

Photo of Elizabeth Munyan - Docomomo Northern California Travel Grant recipient

The Docomomo US Northern California (NOCA) Chapter is pleased to announce Elizabeth Munyan as the recipient of the 2019 Travel Grant for Students & Emerging Professionals. 

Elizabeth is originally from Richmond, Virginia. Before moving to Northern California, Elizabeth’s preservation experience was primarily in small towns in the Southeast. Elizabeth received her BA in History and Anthropology from Guilford College and a Masters Degree in Urban and Environmental Planning with a Certificate in Historic Preservation from the University of Virginia. 

Elizabeth relocated from Virginia to San Francisco in 2018 for an internship with the City and County of San Francisco’s Planning Department working with the Historic Preservation Team. Elizabeth has recently accepted a permanent position with the City to work on the Historic Resources Survey Program. In this role, she will continue to further the efforts of San Francisco’s Citywide Survey.

As the 2019 Travel Grant recipient, Elizabeth will receive a $1000 grant to participate in the Docomomo US 2019 National Symposium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The grant will cover related expenses, including registration fees, travel, and lodging expenses during the Symposium. 

“Attending this year's National Symposium will allow me to connect with experts in the field who are at the forefront of the preservation field. I am looking forward to broadening my knowledge of and appreciation for the Modern Era within the framework of Hawaii’s unique context,” said Elizabeth. “I am sure that this year’s symposium will give me the tools to more proactively identify, assess, and document the built environment in our recent past.” 

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