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Work experience

Aug 2009May 2011

Teaching Assistant

New Mexico State University

My duties included proctoring exams, mentoring students, directing lab exercises, and aiding the professor as needed.  I worked in general anthropology courses and a physical anthropology course.

Archaeological Field School

Wingos Quarter, Lynchburg, VA

June 2008

Directed by Dr. Barbara J. Heath (University of Tennessee, Knoxville), the project focused on 18th century slave quarters on one of Thomas Jefferson’s properties.Fieldwork included excavation methods, record keeping, and mapping.


Dr. Rani Alexander

Professor of Anthropology

New Mexico State University, MSC 3BV

P.O. Box 30001

Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

(Tel) 575-646-5809

[email protected]

Dr. Sarah C. Clayton

Assistant Professor

University of Wisconsin

5240 Social Science Building

1180 Observatory Drive

Madison, WI 53706-1393

(Tel) 608-262-7391

[email protected]

Dr. Michael DeMers

Associate Professor of Geography

2010 Anderson Medal in Applied Geography

New Mexico State University MSC MAP, P.O. Box 30001 Las Cruces, NM, 88003-8001

(Tel) 575-496-5231

[email protected]

Dr. Monte McCrossin

Associate Professor and Director of the University Museum

New Mexico State University, MSC 3BV

P.O. Box 30001

Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

(Tel) 575-646-4536

[email protected]

Computer Skills

ArcGIS 9.3 & 10Microsoft Office (Excel, OneNote, Powerpoint, Word)

SAS 9.2

Surfer 9.04

Research Assistant

Western Belize

May - June 2010

Directed by Dr. Holley Moyes (University of California, Merced), the project included mapping and excavation of multiple features in two separate caves in order to date via pottery sherds and carbon samples.

Archaeological Research Laboratory, Knoxville, TN

January - May 2008

Assisted Dr. Nick Hermann with recording artifacts, utilizing floatation methods, organizing data in Excel and Access, and excavating a prehistoric site along the Tennessee River.

Hacienda Tabi and Hacienda Xucu, Yucatan, Mexico

June 2007

Directed by Dr. Allan Meyers (Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL), the project was conducted at a 19th century sugar plantation.Examined the organic breakdown of materials in the soil around the houses of the workers in order to determine activity areas.Included utilizing a theodolite.

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