Josefina Maldonado is a Conservation Technician who joined CSI in June 2017. Josie is from El Paso, Texas and lived in Fort Collins, Colorado for six years before she received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Texas at El Paso and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. In 2010, she participated in a conservation science internship at the Library of Congress developing Portable X-ray Fluorescence (PXRF) calibration curves for metals in paper. In Fall 2013, she interned with a private practice paintings conservator at Pace Art Conservation in Honolulu, Hawaii. In Winter of 2014, she moved to the greater Washington DC area and worked as an intern and contractor at the National Air and Space Museum and the Museum Conservation Institute.