Sehila Mota Casper

Trustee | Bastrop, Texas

Sehila Mota Casper is a historic preservationist with a decade of experience working in heritage conservation, community building, and preservation equity. She works for the City of Austin’s Heritage Tourism Division, where she helps to support historic sites and marginalized histories in preservation. Previously, Sehila worked as a senior field officer at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, working nationwide to protect America’s one-of-a-kind historic treasures. Sehila is the recipient of the 2014 National Trust for Historic Preservation Mildred Colodny Diversity scholarship and a 2013 Texas Historical Commission Preservation Scholar. She serves on the Board of Latinos in Heritage Conservation, the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites, Preservation Texas, Texas Dance Hall Preservation, the Texas Historical Commission’s State Board of Review, and the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission. Sehila is a graduate of Texas Woman’s University Department of Visual Arts and holds a Master of Fine Arts in Historic Preservation from Savannah College of Art and Design. She lives in Bastrop, Texas, with her husband David and two dogs, Osito and Paul.