Sanquist is an IFMA Fellow, AIA associate and serves as the second vice chair on the IFMA Foundation. She is an expert in CAFM and IWMS technology and has lectured extensively around the world, as well as authored many articles, book chapters and blogs. Most recently, she was co-editor and contributor of both Work on the Move and Work on the Move 2 with Diane Coles Levine. At the 2016 IFMA World Workplace in San Diego, Sanquist received the "Chairman's Citation" for the work she has done through the years with IFMA.
Before getting involved in technology, she was first trained as an art and architectural historian (UCLA and Bryn Mawr College), then in architecture and urban planning at Columbia. Sanquist was the first historic preservation officer for Easton Pennsylvania, and has served on the boards of the LA Conservancy, Watts Towers, Schindler House, as well as the DMVA and Planning Commission in Del Mar, California. Sanquist supports the concepts of STEAM (combining art and science) in her work with the IFMA Foundation's Global Workforce Initiative, which she co-designed with several trustees of the organization.
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