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Katherine Kaplan, Executive Director

Kate is the Executive Director of the Lawyer's Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation. She has a Juris Doctorate from Tulane University Law School with a certificate of specialization in Admiralty & Maritime law. 

Kate received a bachelor’s degree in Classical Archeology and Art History with a minor in Museum Studies from Florida State University, where she participated in both archeological excavations and historic preservation. 



Joy Naifeh, 2018 Fellow

Joy Naifeh is a soon-to-be graduate of the University of Maine School of Law, where she was research assistant to the Dean and a member of the school’s Jessup International Law Moot Court team, among other things. Joy received bachelor’s degrees in History and Anthropology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a Master’s Degree in Historic Preservation Planning from Cornell University. Joy entered law school to facilitate a career shift from the preservation of individual homes and landscapes to a wider involvement in the protection of our built environment and other facets of cultural heritage. To this end she attended the Tulane-Siena Institute for International Law, Cultural Heritage & the Arts, spent a semester studying at DePaul University College of Law’s Center for Art, Museum & Cultural Heritage Law during which she externed with the Chicago History Museum, and she currently serves on the board of directors of a small house museum.

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