whose lifetime passion is collecting, is the leading authority on "San José" decorative tiles and pottery produced by workshops in San Antonio and Mexico. She is an authority on the postcards of Mexico and Guatemala. She has taught English and linguistics at universities in Mexico and Texas. An avid collector, she has written articles, given lectures, and curated exhibitions. She lives in San Antonio.
Texas State Historical Association - Ron Tyler Award for the best illustrated book on Texas history and culture, 2010
San Antonio Conservation Society - Publication Award, 2010
San Antonio Historical Association - Award of Merit, 2013
University Roundtable - Best and Brightest Award, 2017, as collector/benefactor