We are very pleased to announce that Victoria Vanhuss has joined US/ICOMOS as Program Coordinator. In this role, Victoria will help coordinate our World Heritage Webinar series and events such as our annual International Symposium and Conference.
Victoria received her Master of Historic Preservation from the University of Georgia in 2020 and her B.A. in Rhetoric from Georgia College & State University in 2015. At the University of Georgia, Victoria worked with US/ICOMOS Fellow James K. Reap, J.D., on her timely thesis “What’s Your Social Status? A Strategic Guide to Social Media for Historic Preservation Nonprofits.” This work built on her experience working in non-profit marketing before starting graduate school.
While gaining her Master’s degree, Victoria also completed a National Council for Preservation Education internship with the National Park Service in Omaha, Nebraska, where she guest-edited and designed the regional office’s annual cultural resources newsletter. Victoria writes, “This internship was one of the most impactful experiences I’ve had thus far because it exposed me to Native American/American Indian history and their contemporary successes and struggles. We traveled through South Dakota and North Dakota, stopping at several village sites and meeting archaeologists from across the country.”
We are thrilled to have Victoria on board and are looking forward to working with her from her home office in Georgia.