Graduate Student, Department of Anthropology
B.A. in History, Loyola Marymount University
Hunter-gatherers; public archaeology; lithic technology; prehistory of the American West; resource management; GIS
Katherine is pursuing her M.A. in Anthropology/Archaeology under Dr. Jason LaBelle. A San Diego native, she graduated cum laude with a B.A. in History from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. Katherine came to Fort Collins from Big Bend National Park in Texas, where she worked as a field archaeologist for the National Park Service. She has experience in federal, private, and academic archaeology in California, Utah, Arizona, Florida, Texas, Mexico, and Belize. Katherine works on various projects for the Center for Mountain and Plains Archaeology (CMPA), CSU’s archaeological research facility that conducts field and lab work within the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains.
When she's not doing research or fieldwork, Katherine enjoys camping, backpacking, hiking, looking at rocks, bird watching, thrift store treasure hunting, and long road trips. She loves to travel and has lived on five continents; however, some of her favorite places remain here in our national and state parks.