Caitlin St Dennis

Caitlin St Dennis

Objective

I am looking to obtain employment in a position where I can use and build upon the skills developed through my studies in anthropology and my work as a lab osteologist. I am passionate about this field, and hope to gain experience before pursuing a Masters in Museum Studies. 

Skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Reliable data entry
  • Organized worker, capable of effectively multi-tasking
  • Works well in team, but also takes initiative for self-led projects
  • Flexible, learning new tasks quickly
  • Hard worker, passionate about learning
  • Great interpersonal skills

Volunteer Experience

Department of Anthropology, University of Alberta

Volunteer, 2010-2012

  • Assisted a Masters student in cleaning, inventorying, identifying, and curating fragmentary Stone Age skeletal material

Ainembabazi Children's Project

Secretary, 2010-2011

  • Take concise and informative meeting minutes
  • Alert members of upcoming meetings, distribute agendas and minutes

Youth Leader, 2007-2010

  • Facilitated Synergy Project art and cultural exchanges between Edmonton elementary schools and Ugandan primary schools
  • Assisted in planning 2008, 2010, and 2011 Youth Leadership Forums
  • Assembled a comprehensive training manual for new Youth Leaders

Intern, 2009

  • Lived in Mbarara, Uganda for 9 weeks
  • Gathered data about partner schools and supported children; shot video footage and conducted interviews
  • Facilitated the creation of two libraries
  • Regularly reported to Canadian and Ugandan boards

Work History

Work History
Jul 2013 - Present

Lab Osteologist

Slavia Foundation for Polish Culture and History
  • 2013 and 2012 field season
  • Responsible for maintaining an accurate, up-to-date inventory using MS Excel 
  • Cleaned and processed human skeletal remains, as well as other artefacts (pottery, coins, remnants of clothing, etc.)
  • Taught approximately 40 students each year, over 7 weeks, how to clean and process artefacts
  • Assisted with osteology instruction
  • Delivered a guest lecture about personal research 
Jan 2011 - Jun 2013

Cook

Langano Skies Ethiopian Restaurant
  • Prepared and plated Ethiopian cuisine
  • Maintained a clean kitchen environment
  • Followed proper food safety and sanitation procedures
  • Responsible for running kitchen in the absence of head chef
May 2011 - Jul 2011

Assistant Cook/Kitchen Supervisor

Our Lady Queen of Peace Ranch
  • Provided meals and snacks for up to 250 counselors and campers
  • Designed and executed vegetarian menu
  • Supervised five staff
  • Maintained a clean kitchen environment
  • Responsible for running kitchen in the absence of head chef

Education

Education
Sep 2008 - Jun 2013

BA (Honors)

University of Alberta

  • First Class Honors
  • Completed undergraduate thesis 

Conference Presentations