B.A. Anthropology, 2009 - State University of New York at Oswego
Q. Where is your study area located? Allegheny National Forest, Pennsylvania
Q. What is your focus of research? Prehistoric trails and travel throughout the forest area with a GIS component.
Q. Why did you choose NIU? I originally chose NIU because of the faculty that I had met and the museum studies option, but then shifted my interests to GIS. The focus on the master's only degree also allows for funding opportunities.
Q. Who is your advisor? Dr. Mark Mehrer. He was very welcoming and seemed easy to work with, and he specializes in North American prehistory.
Q. What advice would you like to share with incoming students? Stay organized, keep a calendar, be able to manage your academic and personal life, get involved and don't forget to enjoy your time here and remember why you are here.
2010: Allegheny National Forest heritage internship, PA; CRM field work, Albany New York
2009: UAlbany field school; CRM field work, Albany New York