Allyson Burbeck is an art historian and MA student in the Department of Art and Art History at CU Boulder. She received her BA in Art History and her BS in Strategic Communication from Texas Christian University. Burbeck studies contemporary graffiti and street art with a focus on bringing women graffiti artists into the scholarly discourse. She is also interested in the Chicanx mural movement and the community mural movement. The healing and community-building power of murals as well as their ability to empower local communities is a focus of her interests in this area. Burbeck aims to work with Colorado communities to document Chicanx murals and their history throughout the state.