Graduate Research Assistant
Office Location: Anthropology Department, 5773 S.Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-57731
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Bonnie Newsom
Biographical Statement: I received my Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Maine in 2019. During my undergraduate career I participated in three field schools. In 2016 I worked with geologists and paleoanthropologists, Including Dr. Lee Berger, at the Rising Star Cave and Malapa sites in South Africa. In 2018 I participated in the exhumation of at-risk burial caves at the Sondor Archaeological Site in Peru. And in 2019 I was the undergraduate field assistant at the University of Maine’s Holmes Point field school, which was managed by Dr. Bonnie Newsom. In the same year, Dr. Newsom and I co-published a paper on the inclusion of balsam fir needles in pre-contact ceramics from Holmes Point. Data collection for this paper was accomplished as a student laboratory aid in the Anthropology Department during the final two years of my undergraduate program.