Sehila Mota Casper, Latinos in Heritage Conservation
Sehila Mota Casper is a historic preservationist with a decade of experience working in heritage conservation, community building, and preservation equity. Previously, Sehila worked at the City of Austin to assist in preserving marginalized histories, and was a senior field officer at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, working nationwide to protect America’s one-of-a-kind historic treasures. Sehila is the recipient of the 2014 National Trust for Historic Preservation Mildred Colodny Diversity scholarship and a 2013 Texas Historical Commission Preservation Scholar. Until recently, she served on the Board of Latinos in Heritage Conservation, and is an active Board of Director for the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites, Preservation Texas, Texas Dance Hall Preservation, the Texas Historical Commission’s State Board of Review, and the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission. Sehila is a graduate of Texas Woman’s University Department of Visual Arts and holds a Master of Fine Arts in Historic Preservation from Savannah College of Art and Design. She lives in Bastrop, Texas, with her husband David and two dogs, Osito and Paul.