Quite possibly born both 75 years too late and 1000 years too early.

Annabel's focus is in the digital documentation and inventory of historic sites and monuments worldwide. As an Associate Project Specialist at the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles, she is able to use her skills and training in GIS, data, 3D visualization, web development, graphic design, and heritage conservation in support of the Arches project and other cultural heritage data management initiatives.

Annabel received a B.S. in Urban and Regional Studies at Cornell University and an M.S. in Geographic Information Science and Technology at the University of Southern California. Currently, she is a Master of Heritage Conservation degree candidate at the USC School of Architecture. Before entering graduate school, she was a graphic designer and marketing professional within the architecture and real estate industries.




Work Experience

Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, CA
Associate Project Specialist, Arches (September 2013 – Present)

Skills Employed: Semantic Web Technologies and Standards, Database Management, GIS/Spatial Data Management, Data ETL Processing, Web Development, Image/Video Manipulation/Design
Responsibilities: Project management for various initiatives and implementations of the Arches Platform, a web-based geospatial and semantic cultural heritage data management platform. Executed the initial data effort (data mapping for migration & ETL strategy) for Arches-powered HistoricPlacesLA.

CyArk, Oakland, CA
Graphics Consultant / 3D Production Intern (June 2011 – September 2014)

Skills Employed: Web Development, Branding/Graphic Design, 3D Visualization and 2D Image Creation Manipulation, Field Image Capture
Responsibilities: As on-going graphics consultant, redesigned firm website, created branding and collateral for initiatives, including conferences, events, and fundraising efforts. As 3D production intern, processed 3D point cloud data and created visualizations for presentation and dissemination.

IBE Consulting Engineers (now, Stantec), Sherman Oaks, CA
Business Development Manager (2008 – 2010)

Skills Employed: RFP/Q and grant submittal writing, Branding/Graphic Design, Lead Research and Relationship Building
Responsibilities: Directed and oversaw all marketing and business development activities for engineering firm.

California Association of Realtors, Los Angeles, CA
Marketing Coordinator (2004 – 2008)

Skills Employed: Graphic Design, Web Development, Copywriting, Conference Design Management
Responsibilities: Full design, pre-production and/or coordination, plus writing, staff coordination and editing of all collateral, branding, and web site properties.

Davis Langdon Adamson (now, AECOM), Santa Monica, CA
Marketing Coordinator (2002-2004)

Skills Employed: RFP/Q and grant submittal writing, Graphic Design, Lead Research
Responsibilities: Generated collateral and detailed responses to architectural requests for proposals and qualifications in support of all business development activities.

Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum (HOK) Architects, Culver City, CA
Marketing Assistant (2001-2002)

Skills Employed: Image Database Management, Image Manipulation
Responsibilities: Organization and maintenance of a large library of architectural image assets, in digital, slide, and print formats.


  • Geographic Information Systems/Geospatial Data (ArcGIS, Pathfinder/Terrasync, QGIS, CartoDB, MapBox/Tilemill, GoogleMaps API, OpenStreetMap, HoudahGEO)
  • Web Development (HTML/5, CSS/3, JavaScript, Python, WordPress CMS, Proprietary CMS)
  • Database Management and Data Processing/Visualization (SQL, SQL Server, Access, Excel, CSV, FileMakerPro, Gephi, D3, Tableau)
  • Semantic Web Technologes and Standards (CIDOC CRM, Dublin Core, OGC, ISO)
  • Graphic Design (Adobe Creative Suite)
  • 2D and 3D Capture/Processing/Visualization (Leica Cyclone, Pointools, PTGui, Autodesk 123, Photomatix, Photoshop/Illustrator, SketchUp, Revit)
  • Photography (35mm, Medium Format, Large Format, Digital, Lighting, Color Correction, High Dynamic Range/HDR, Field, Studio)
  • General Office (MS Office, OpenOffice, GoogleDocs, Scrivener)

  • Education

    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • M.S. Geographic Information Science and Technology, 2015
    WebGIS, Geospatial Data Field Capture, Remote Sensing
  • Master of Heritage Conservation, 2017 (expected)
    US and International Built Heritage Conservation Practice and Procedures, Early Modern/Modern/20th Century Architecture
  • Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science and Technology, 2012
    Spatial Databases, Geospatial Data Field Capture, Cartography
  • UCLA Extension, Los Angeles, CA
  • Professional Level Program in Interior Design, 2007-2009
  • Graphic Design Certificate Program, 2001-2002
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • B.S. Urban and Regional Studies, 1999
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