M.A. in Anthropology, Colorado State University
Dr. Michelle Glantz
Currently, I am the Communications Coordinator for the Department of Anthropology at Colorado State University and am also working on a livelihoods project with The Nature Conservancy of Colorado. My research passions include human evolution, soil science and chemistry. In a couple of years, I would like to further my education with a Ph.D. using a multidisciplinary approach by combining all three of my passions.
Note to Current Students
The Department of Anthropology at Colorado State University has influenced my professional and personal life immensely. I enjoyed the first anthropology course that I took while completing my degree in Biology, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 100) with Dr. Lynn Kwiatkowski, and was inspired to take Human Origins and Variations (ANTH 121) with Dr. Mica Glantz. I loved everything about the class and, after taking more anthropology courses, decided that I would like to pursue a graduate degree in Biological Anthropology. During my time in the Department of Anthropology, I was able to travel, experienced unique cultures, received an in-depth education, gained skills applicable to many careers, and established a close group of friends.
Prior to starting the program, I had never been out of the United States; however, I was able to travel to two countries, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, for my thesis research with my advisor, Dr. Mica Glantz. Dr. Jason LaBelle’s Archaeology Field School (ANTH 260; 660) was fantastic! The hands-on experience was invaluable, I was able to learn about the history and prehistory of my home state, and gain valuable lessons and skills pertaining to fieldwork. I explored the mountains in Colorado by hiking to research areas and became a literal tree hugger (taking the Diameter at Breast Height) to assist Dr. Jason Sibold with his work in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Routt National Forest, and Rocky Mountain National Park. The staff and faculty in the Department of Anthropology have always been actively involved in their students’ education as well as passionate about their research. My advice: your education is what you make of it. Get involved!