Vanderbilt University (Anthropology)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (PhD)
I am an anthropological bioarchaeologist who analyzes skeletons from archaeological contexts in the Southern Titicaca Basin, in order to document and understand their lived experiences. In general, my research interests include paleopathology, violence-related trauma, diet and the body, and the embodied aspects of social and genetic communities. Studying the past is important to inform how we live currently and to add to the richness of human history.
I have taught at UNC Chapel Hill and Appalachian State University. I have also taught high school students through the summer courses at Duke TIP. Tutoring is a great way to more fully understand subjects and also learn about how you learn, skills which will be applicable for the rest of you life!
I am a professional scientist! I love investigating new problems from a scientific perspective. I also understand that science is not easy for everyone (sometimes even me!). Because of this, I try to understand and explain abstract scientific concepts in practical terms and make science more approachable to everyone.
As an anthropologist, I've studied cultures from around the world. Understanding how traditions move from place to place has made my geography skills sharp.
Contact me if you need a little help and an enthusiastic coach for social sciences and/or anatomy studies! I am an anthropological bioarchaeologist who analyzes skeletons from archaeological contexts in the Southern Titicaca Basin, in order to document and understand their lived experiences. In general, my research interests include paleopathology, violence-related trauma, diet and the body, and the embodied aspects of social and genetic communities.
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I have a PhD and BA in Anthropology from UNC Chapel Hill and Vanderbilt University, respectively. I have taught undergraduate level Anthropology courses at UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Greensboro, and Appalachian State University, and high school level Anthropology courses at Vanderbilt University and for Duke TIP.
My doctoral dissertation was based on archaeological field and labwork in Bolivia. I have also worked for archaeological projects in Peru, the Southeastern United States, and Midwestern United States. I have taught several courses at UNC Chapel Hill based in archaeological methods and theory. I tutor field school students in archaeological lab methods and theory during the summer in Bolivia.
I teach a course called "World Pasts" that covers the major historical developments of humanity across the world.