Emerging Professional Mentorship Series – Scholar & Advocate

Join the California Preservation Foundation for a new webinar program aimed at students, interns, graduates, and emerging professionals, with the goal of opening pathways for new individuals to the field to network and learn.

The one-hour, free lunchtime program will include a 10 minute presentation by speaker, approximately 20 minutes of Q&A with CPF's Education Committee Co-Chairs, and 30 minutes of open/audience Q&A.

This program is made possible through the generous sponsorship of Groundwork Planning & Preservation.

About Our Guest Speaker

Laura Dominguez, PhD is a historian of race, heritage, and placemaking in the American West. An advocate for preservation justice, she received her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and currently serves as a Mellon Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow with the National Park Service. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and a master’s degree in historic preservation from USC. Laura previously worked as Communications and Programs Manager for San Francisco Heritage, where she developed youth programs and initiatives for legacy businesses, and as Preservation Manager for the Los Angeles Conservancy, where she oversaw efforts to document and conserve places associated with Latinx, LGBTQ, and other marginalized communities. She is also a founding board member of Latinos in Heritage Conservation and served on the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office Civic Memory Working Group from 2019 to 2021. Her writing has appeared in the Western Historical Quarterly, Journal of American History, California History, Los Angeles Times, and Lost L.A. Born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley, she now lives in Los Angeles (the ancestral and unceded territory of the Tongva people) with her husband, toddler, and kelpie.