I am an archaeology PhD student with research interests in the field of Southeastern Archaeology particularly within the Pine Hills region. My research emphasis relates to landscape archaeology, traditional cultural knowledge, Indigenous archaeology, and indigenous collaboration as it applies to material culture, experimental archaeology, historic preservation, and cultural keystone species. I received a Baccalaureate of Arts and Letters (Cum Laude) in Anthropology with a minor in English from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2006. My Masters of Arts in Anthropology with a minor in Sociology from the University of Southern Mississippi was completed in 2009. I have spent the last decade in the field working with indigenous groups conducting archaeological fieldwork and working with various Tribal Nations to identify the role and application of archaeology in cultural revitalization efforts across the United States.