I am a Masters student with a focus in bioarchaeology. I received my B.A in Anthropology from the University of Akron, and during this time my research focused on cemetery demography as well as osteology and archaeology. My interests include human skeletal biology and paleopathology as well as trauma and violence. I am excited to continue my studies and refine my skills in this masters program!
I received my B.A in Anthropology with a double minor in Criminal Justice and Forensic Science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
My research interests cover human osteology and physical anthropology. During my undergraduate degree, I had the opportunity to learn about remote sensing techniques. I hope to use those techniques and forensic anthropology to further research of mass graves (both historic and current) and continue to seek restitution for the victims of major casualties.
I graduated with a BA in Anthropology and a minor in History and Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies from Wake Forest University in 2018. During my undergraduate career I worked on Late Woodland settlement sites in the Piedmont, as well as osteological and museum research. Presently, I am a Master’s student studying bioarchaeology under Dr. Jacobi. My other interests are osteology, pathology, and forensic applications of Physical Anthropology.
I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from the University of Oklahoma in May 2015. During this time, I became interested in human osteology, human skeletal biology, and paleopathology. As an undergraduate student at this university, I was granted several opportunities that would ultimately lead me to pursue graduate degrees in Anthropology. In August of 2013, I became Lab Assistant under the direction of Kent Buehler at the Oklahoma Archaeological Survey in Norman, Oklahoma. My position helped me to develop skills in identifying and analyzing different types of materials including ceramics, lithics, bone, and other organic materials. During this time, I was also interning part time with Dr. Leslie Rankin-Hill working on identifying archaeological remains from the Lake Altus site in southwestern Oklahoma.
In May 2017, I earned my Master of Arts in Anthropology from Louisiana State University. My research focus for my Master’s thesis was human health related to subsistence strategies. My thesis was a comparative analysis of vertebral columns of two prehistoric skeletal populations, an agricultural and a hunter-gatherer, to see whether there were any marked differences in the development of pathologies that would be consistent with transitioning economic lifestyles. During this time, I was also afforded the opportunity to work as a Laboratory Volunteer at the Louisiana State University Forensic Anthropology and Computer Enhancement Services (FACES). My position granted me opportunities to gain experience in building biological profiles associated with the identification of missing and unknown persons in the state of Louisiana.
Currently, I am a doctoral candidate under the mentorship of Dr. Keith Jacobi. My current research interests include human osteology and paleopathology, with emphasis on human health and diet.