Katie Conley is a museum studies graduate of the University of New Mexico. Katie is from Charleston, South Carolina, but moved to Albuquerque in 2017 to attend college at UNM. She graduated from UNM in 2020 with a BFA in Fine Art - Photography and a minor in Museum Studies. After graduating, Katie decided to stay at UNM to pursue a masters in Museum Studies. She graduated in December 2022. Her master's thesis centers around studying the effects of digitization on the reach, academic impact, and preservation of the J.B. Jackson pictorial collection at the Center for Southwest Research.
Katie currently works as exhibit graphics designer at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology and as a student technical archivist at the Center for Southwest Research’s John Gaw Meem Archive of Southwestern Architecture. Outside of UNM she also works as communications coordinator and website manager for the New Mexico Architectural Foundation and as the illustrator and CAD designer for a start-up children’s company based in New York City.