Evan Keraminas

Evan Keraminas


May 2010


University of Illinois at Chicago

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, magna cum laude

GPA: Overall 3.76, in major 3.88 (out of 4.0)

Concentration: Cultural anthropology

Received departmental high distinction

Work History

Work History
Sep 2010 - Present

Trade Partner Support Specialist

Whirlpool Corporation

Contract via Aerotek September 2010; hired full time by Whirlpool January 2012.

  • Manage single-family builder accounts; assist trade customers with placing, changing, researching, and tracking home appliance orders utilizing SAP.
  • Respond to trade customer queries via telephone and e-mail while exceeding quality expectations.
  • Prepare proactive order quality reports and take corrective action where appropriate.
  • Analyze problems with orders; collaborate with Central Fulfillment Team to ensure timely deliveries.
  • Enter and validate account-specific database information using Access.
  • Compose and share detailed process documents for sensitive accounts.
  • Verify purchase orders for accurate billing; document adjustments in compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
  • Support field sales personnel and delivery service.
Mar 2008 - Mar 2010

Client Service Coordinator

Banfield: The Pet Hospital

  • Facilitated flow of traffic throughout hospital; checked clients in and out of clinic.
  • Scheduled appointments for examinations and surgeries.
  • Educated clients on hospital services and enrolled pets in Wellness Plans.
  • Prepared and presented estimates, received payments, and prepared daily sales audits.
  • Fielded inbound calls on multi-line phone system and documented interactions; made outbound reminder calls.
  • Composed and distributed client communications.
  • Trained new employees in job-related software and duties.
  • Dispensed prescription medications; assisted with minor medical procedures and radiographs.





Maori language



Microsoft Word


Participant observation


78 wpm

Spanish language

Read, write, speak, translate

Research Interests

Appalachia, New Zealand, political ecology, globalization, social movements, migration, religion, sociolinguistics.

Selected coursework


Anthropology of Globalization 

Global Environment, Culture, and Technology

Seminar in Cultural Ecology

Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Techniques

Classic Ethnographies

Indians of the Amazon and Andes

South Asian Cultures

Undocumented Labor Migration

Writing Culture

Evolution of Human Behavior

Archaeology of North America

Related fields:

Elementary Statistics

Language and Society

Environmental Science

Survey of Oceanography

Social Problems

World Religions

World Music

Racial and Ethnic Groups

Culture and Politics in Early America

Foundational Religious Texts

Modern and Contemporary Philosophy

Global Perspectives on Women and Gender

Gender and Sexuality in Judaism and Early Christianity

Honors and Affiliations

  • Tau Sigma National Honor Society - member
  • Golden Key International Honour Society - member
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi - member
  • American Anthropological Association - student member
  • Anthropology and the Environment Section - student member
  • Society for the Anthropology of North America - student member
  • National Association of Student Anthropologists - member