Anna Gasha is a Doctoral Student in Historic Preservation at Columbia GSAPP. Her research interests include the intersections between engineering and historic preservation, and the history and politics of science and technology within preservation practice. While at Columbia, she has served as a research assistant for the Urban Heritage, Sustainability, and Social Inclusion initiative hosted by the Earth Institute’s Center for Sustainable Urban Development, and co-curated the “Conversations on Monuments, Preservation, and Protest” mini-series for the GSAPP Historic Preservation podcast.
Anna graduated with an Sc.B. in Materials Engineering and a B.A. in History of Art and Architecture from Brown University (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi), and holds an M.S. in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials from University of California, Berkeley. She holds a State of California Professional Engineer license for civil engineering.