I received my Bachelor’s of Science in Anthropology, concentrating in Archaeology from Michigan Technological University. Some of my relevant coursework while at Michigan Tech includes courses in Human Origins & Evolution, Prehistory & Archaeology, Anthropology of Science & Technology, Archaeological Sciences, Archaeology Field School, GIS Technology Fundamentals, Historical Archaeology, Method and Theory of Archaeology, Experimental Archaeology, Material Culture (Graduate Level Course), and my Undergraduate Thesis in Archaeology: “Every Mine is an Island: Landscape Archaeology and GIS at Isle Royale’s Island Mine”.
I have been working as a CRM archaeologist since moving to Wisconsin in 2013. My primary responsibilities are performing field surveys for archaeology projects, including pedestrian survey, shovel testing, and test units. I also create maps for the final client reports. This includes creating sketch maps in the field, digitizing them using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, and creating a variety of maps using ArcGIS. I also have the responsibility of creating safety forms for each project and am in charge of the company vehicle, including weekly status reports and maintenance.
In my current job as a field archaeologist, I have proven my ability to be trusted to work independently in the field and the office, as well as being an integral member of a team. At times I have even taken on the responsibility of running a field crew, a position usually reserved for those who already posses a Master’s degree.