M.A. in Anthropology, Colorado State University
Dr. Michelle Glantz
Since graduation, I worked for Town of Estes Park Utilities as a temporary GIS technician. Following this, I was project lead for two terms of NASA DEVELOP, researching bark beetle outbreaks in Idaho and invasive species in Alaska. I am now a remote sensing technician for an invasive species project with NREL at CSU, and I am now based in Alaska.
Note to Current Students
Doing my Master's with the Department of Anthropology at Colorado State University majorly benefited my ability to be successful across the opportunities I've had. It helped me develop habits that make independent learning and research far less intimidating than prior to my Master's degree. I also left with a solid GIS and field skill set that got me through the door and helped me progress in both local government and research. Having an anthropology background in environmental research also helps me better interface and apply diverse perspectives on interdisciplinary teams. I will forever be grateful for my experience and time as a graduate student! The department is such a great community of brilliant people!
Advice to current and future students: Do the field schools! Get involved in the department's labs, and get as much hands-on experience as you can.
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