Research and Preservation Associate
Shannen Smiley (pronouns: she/her) is our Research and Preservation Associate, where she investigates the history of Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo, and participates in our ongoing landmark designation and zoning protection campaigns. Shannen was an intern with Village Preservation from December 2021 to just before joining our full-time staff in September 2022, completing various research and programming projects along the way. She originally hails from Phoenix, Arizona, and completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Colorado. She is passionate about the intersections of preservation, housing, and social justice, and a great admirer of historic architecture.