Hello out there. My name is Kate and I’m the new assistant conservator here at the Monitor Center. I relocated to Newport News from Ottawa, Canada, where I interned at the Canadian Conservation Institute in their Archaeological Conservation Laboratory. I recently graduated from the Master of Art Conservation program at Queen’s University. Prior to that, I completed an undergraduate degree in archaeology at Wilfrid Laurier University. I am really excited to be working at The Mariners’ Museum. The Monitor Conservation Project is not quite like anything I have previously worked on and I think it will provide great challenges and fascinating work. I look forward to providing you with interesting updates and insights from the lab!