GMU Alum to Work in Historic Preservation

The Menokin Foundation is working to restore the home of Francis Lightfoot Lee, a signer of the Declaration of Indepenence and a key political figure in the movement towards revolution. The Foundation is taking an unusual approach to restoration, the "Glass House" concept, described in detail here. 


Ms Markish specialized in Colonial and Antebellum history at GMU, where she wrote her undergraduate thesis on Richard Henry Lee, Francis Lightfoot Lee's brother. Her MA studies included applied classes on historic preservation, museum studies, and digital public history. She was was also the inaugural winner of the Dean's Distinction of Public Service Award for our college, a member of the Order of Omega Greek Honor Society, and a member of Alpha Xi Delta at GMU.


At the Menokin Foundation she will be the new Development Associate, a varied position which will draw on the full range of skills and knowledge she gained at Mason. Congratualtions.