Kaitlyn Armendariz Shergill is the Development and Alumni Relations Coordinator at the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA). She holds both a Master of Arts from the University of Arizona in Middle Eastern and North African Studies and a Master of Arts in Art History. Her undergraduate work in Art History was completed at Southern Utah University. Kaitlyn has worked as an outreach scholar for the University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies, has presented her work across the United States of America and internationally, and absolutely loves the opportunity to work with Alumni and Partners of CAPLA to further the college's goals and mission. She specializes in the social role of art and cultural heritage conservation, and the way they interact with sustainable development movements. Her research increasingly focuses on policies of gentrification, sustainable tourism, and global intersections of policies all in relation to cultural heritage conservation. Her academic background gives her a unique insight into her work at CAPLA and can be seen in her approach to events, scholarships, and outreach.