Conlan is a Certified Interior Designer specializing in workplace design. During graduate school she studied civic and educational design, focusing on flexibility of space and promoting social capital. She is part of the Federal team at HDR and is passionate about collaboration and coordination amongst disciplines– designers do not operate in silos! At VCU, she teaches Advanced Interior Graphics II. She holds a BA in Political Science from Baylor University and a MA in Interior Design from Marymount University.