Keara Teeter completed her graduate studies at the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation in 2019, earning a M.S. in Art Conservation with a specialization in paintings. She has held multiple appointments at the Smithsonian American Art Museum since 2018, including as an advanced-level graduate student intern, Samuel H. Kress post-graduate fellow, Lunder Conservation Center post-graduate fellow, and most recently as the Meisel Conservator of Modern American Paintings. Prior to working at SAAM's Lunder Conservation Center, she held graduate student internships at the Saint Louis Art Museum and Dallas Museum of Art. Keara currently serves as Vice President of the Washington Conservation Guild, is a member of the International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art, associate member of the American Institute for Conservation, and an early-career member of the International Institute for Conservation.