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2015-2019 Alumni

 

Mike Bianchini

Zion National Park

Originally from the good ol' state of New Hampshire. I moved to Utah, to do conservation work in 2011 and discovered the beautiful lands of Southern Utah. Since moving out here, archaeology in the southwest has become a great interest of mine, along with geology. After guiding for a couple years, I decided to pursue a bachelors degree. I initially was a geology major and switched to archaeology after a few years. The world of archaeoloyg has allowed me to ride the gravy train, and to work in the most spectacular places. As a constant traveler, archaeology paved a road for constant adventure.

I currently work at Zion National Park. Since graduation, I have had the opportunities to work in Dinosaur National Monument, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, and for a private CRM firm in New Mexico. While working these projects, I spent all my off time being able to travel and boat countless rivers in the western U.S. My goal with an archaeology career is to work internationally. For now, I am going to continue to work within the Park Service, while I decide on working towards a masters/PhD.

 

 

 Erica Hawvermale

Erica Hawvermale

Erica Hawvermale graduated from Utah State University in the spring of 2017 with a B.S. in Cultural Anthropology.  Her thesis, The impact of high school extracurriculars: Similarities and differences in sense of community among competitive, performance, and participatory activities, investigated how to facilitate psychological sense of community among groups of people.  She is currently an intern with the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology at the University of Arizona.  There, Erica is conducting research with the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona to help them develop programming that will better meet the needs of the community they serve, as well as with Owl and Panther - an arts program for refugees and their families, to understand volunteer involvement with the program.  Erica is planning on beginning her masters degree in applied anthropology in the fall of 2018, and after that hopes to work in a consulting research role with NGO's.

 

 

 

 

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Brandi Allred

Brandi Allred

Brandi is currently employed with USU Archaeological Services as an  Archaeological Lab Technician.

 

Audrey George

Audrey George

Audrey plans to spend a year teaching in Spain while applying to Medical Schools.

 

 Sharon Sandlin

Sharon Sandlin

Sharon is currently employed with Western Archaeological Services based in Rock Spring, Wyoming. 

Prairie Fox

Prairie Fox

I am a barista at the Barnes and Nobles in Layton and will start my Master's of Education soon.

 

Megan Oliverson

Megan Oliverson

I collected dental pathology data from this collection for my own research on the Gepids. I also experienced bioarchaeological field work at the Jucu de Sus necropolis project. I was able to work with so many amazing people and loved being able to learn so much!

This summer (2015) I am just finishing up my summer job, again working in Romania with Transylvania Bioarchaeology. I lead a group of students in the proper excavation techniques for excavating human remains, and how to complete an osteological/palaeopathological analysis of the individuals we excavate.

I will be attending Durham University for my MSc in Palaeopathology in the fall of 2015.

 

 Matt Williams

Matt Williams

Matt is currently employed in security with the Northeastern Oklahoma Correctional Center in Vinita, Oklahoma. He is considering graduate work in Archaeology in Europe.