Julie McGilvray, a native of the Texas Hill Country, is currently the Preservation Services Program Manager and Regional Historical Landscape Architect for the National Capital Region (NCR) of the National Park Service in Washington DC. Her program in the NCR comprises cultural landscapes, historic architecture and landscape architecture, architectural conservation, and GIS. Before joining the National Park Service, Julie worked as a historical archaeologist and architectural historian in the American Southwest and Texas. Julie’s research interests include the intersection between cultural landscape studies and environmental history, contested landscapes, and the use of technology in historic preservation. She holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of New Mexico, and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin.