Skyler Jenkins

Class of 2020


Skyler Jenkins is originally from the Washington, D.C. area and received a B.A. in Art History from Arizona State University in 2010. Her first experience with conservation was at the Arizona State Museum (ASM). During her preprogram internship at ASM, she attended an archaeological field school through the University of Arizona. She then completed a summer archaeological internship in Virginia before receiving an M.A. in Principles of Conservation from University College London (UCL) in 2012. While at UCL, she worked with their collections from archaeological excavations. Skyler solidified her love for archaeological site conservation and outreach while working at the Institute for Aegean Prehistory Study Center for East Crete in Crete, Greece in 2013. For the past three and a half years she has been working as an intern and project conservator on ethnographic and archaeological material at the ASM. She has spent the past two summers as the site conservator on a project in Italy. Her research interests include the intersection of organic and inorganic material in situ, interdisciplinary conservation outreach, preventive conservation, and conservation ethics.