2006 SfAA Student Endowed Award Winner
I am a senior anthropology major with minors in Latin American Studies, Ethnic Studies in the United States, and Spanish at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. I am native to this region having graduated from Berwick Area High School in 2003. Upon my arrival at Bloomsburg University, I chose anthropology as my major, and I did so with the intent of using anthropological knowledge to help people live better lives. I focused my studies around indigenous North Americans, as they are among the most neglected minorities in the world. I have worked with indigenous people in Mexico and the Northeastern United States though internships and ethnographic research. I plan to pursue my Ph.D. in ethnohistory with an applied anthropological perspective at Arizona State University, beginning in fall 2006.