Trudi Sandmeier

Fellowship Advisory Committee Member

Trudi Sandmeier is the Director of Graduate Programs in Heritage Conservation and an Associate Professor of Practice in Architecture at the University of Southern California (USC). Trudi co-founded, and currently serves as president of, the Will Rogers Ranch Foundation, an organization dedicated to the ongoing restoration, rehabilitation, and preservation of Will Rogers State Historic Park, and is a board member of the Historic Preservation Education Foundation. She previously served as a member of the SurveyLA Review Committee (Planning, City of Los Angeles) and as First Vice President of the National Council for Preservation Education. Trudi worked for the Los Angeles Conservancy for more than 10 years, serving in the positions of Preservation Advocate, Broadway Initiative Coordinator, and Director of Education. She holds a B.A. in History from the University of California, Los Angeles and an M.A. in Historic Preservation Planning from Cornell University.