Lisa Napoles received her Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the School of the Art Institute. Her broad experience in preservation has included work in the private, public, and non-profit sectors, which has brought her to her current position as a planner for the Will County Land Use Department. She has presented her independent research at annual conferences for the College Art Association and the Vernacular Architecture Forum and at the 2013 Docomomo National Symposium in Sarasota. She has contributed to publications including the third edition of the AIA Guide to Chicago and Art Deco Chicago: Designing Modern America. She has walked on roofs and spent a summer on a scaffold restoring windows, but has always felt most at home in the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries.