Graduate Student, Department of Anthropology
Ph.D. in Ecology, Ecotoxicology, University of California Davis
M.A. in Biology, Ecology and Systematics, San Francisco State University
B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Resources, University of Idaho
Jim is an anthropology graduate student studying Archaeology under Dr. Mary Van Buren. He currently works for the National Park Service as Chief of the Resource Protection Branch, which has the mission to protect and restore natural and cultural resources on NPS lands threatened or injured by oil spills, chemical releases, or other anthropogenic hazards. His previous work includes service as a U. S. Navy officer and 18 years in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Environmental Contaminants Program. His interest in Anthropology/Archaeology has developed gradually over the years, finally reaching the point where he could no longer ignore it.
Jim’s outside interests include volunteering for the Fort Collins Natural Areas Program and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science; he enjoys hiking, reading novels, movies, and theater. He’s also a runner, and would be happy to share treatment tips for plantar fasciitis, even though none of them have worked so far.