Mary giving her talkMary O'Neil, master’s student, presented research on the efforts to preserve the cemetery at Loretto Heights College at the Saving Places Conference in February of 2018. Mary is originally from Pennsylvania, but with a father in the military she moved around frequently. Her family settled in Denver when Mary was twelve and she has made Colorado her home. She completed her Historic Preservation Certificate in May, and she will continue on to earn her master’s in history as she has time. Mary currently works as a middle school social studies teacher and brings all the techniques she learns back to her students in some way.