Ms. Malvasi holds an M.A. in American History from the University of Nebraska, and an M.S. in Historic Preservation from the University of Vermont. Since 2005 she has conducted an impressive array of projects for the WMCAR. Large-scale project highlights in Virginia include reconnaissance survey in the Lexington Historic District (160 resources) and Fredericksburg Historic District (1,000 resources), Gate City Historic District (75 resources) and kit houses across the five cities of South Hampton Roads (200 resources).
Ms. Malvasi is no less accomplished in preparing successful National Register nominations, including the Custom House and Sheilds House in Yorktown; Cedar Ridge, an early 18th-century residence in Surry County; 18th-century Eubank Hall in Lunenburg County; 20th-century Norge Depot in James City County; and four CCC-era state parks in central Virginia. Additional survey experience encompasses reconnaissance and intensive-level survey for compliance-related projects and county surveys in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and North Carolina.
As an accomplished freelance writer, Ms. Malvasi has contributed to serial publications and authored books, particularly in the fields of American cultural and social history, African American history and American architectural history. In addition, she regularly gives talks on architectural history findings to citizens and officials in the communities sponsoring survey and nomination projects. Prior to working in Virginia and neighboring states, Ms. Malvasi conducted architectural history projects in Vermont and Connecticut.