Graduate Student, Department of Anthropology
B.A./B.S. in Anthropology, University of West Florida
Landscape archaeology; geospatial data analysis; LIDAR; human-environment interactions; Mesoamerican archaeology
I have spent most of my life between eastern Texas and northern Florida, receiving my B.A/B.S. from the University of West Florida in Anthropology/Archaeology in 2008. I worked 2 field seasons on an 18th century Spanish mission site Mission San Joseph de Escambe in my time at West Florida. I have since been employed doing contract archaeology across the Tennessee Valley, working extensively on all phases of archaeological investigations and working closely with the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations on several mitigation projects. After visiting a number of mound sites throughout the southeast, I developed an interest in modified landscapes and human-landscape interactions as well as remote sensing techniques in archaeology. I’ve also long had an interest in Mesoamerican cultures, which made CSU an ideal program to get involved with.
Outside of the classroom, I love rock climbing, hiking, camping, running, longboarding and generally being active. Also, good rock n roll and Delta blues are a necessity in my life.