Graduate Students

Lisa Catto focuses on ways archaeological projects can better engage the public through outreach and interpretation, including use of social media. Her interests include cultural resource management, Northwest Coast archaeology, Native American studies, and GIS.

Amy Clearman is studying historical archaeology with a strong interest in community archaeology. Currently, she is collaborating with residents in Vancouver, Washington neighborhoods in a public archaeology project related to Fort Vancouver. She also recently developed an educational program in which she presents archaeology to elementary school-aged children.

Phillip Daily is studying archaeology with an emphasis on Pacific Northwest aquatic subsistence technology. He is currently researching variation in Lower Columbia netweight assemblages, examining how this artifact class informs understandings of site and resource use. His interests also include site/assemblage prediction, technological investment, past human-environment interactions, and human behavioral ecology.

Yarrow Geggus is an applied socio-cultural anthropologist with interests in local ecological knowledge and natural resource management, and public education.

Kaitlyn Hosken is an archaeology graduate student with an emphasis in the historical archaeology of the American West. Her interests include the themes of colonialism, multicultural and pluralistic communities, identity formation, and laboratory analyses. Through her field experience in Alaska's Tanana Valley, she has also developed expertise in Pleistocene archaeology of the circumpolar North.

Monica Mogilewsky is a Ph.D. student in the School of The Environment pursuing interdisciplinary research in anthropology and environmental sciences and resources. She is interested in the impact of anthropogenic change on the survival, ecology, and behavior of lemur populations in Madagascar.

Michelle North is studying archaeology with an emphasis on Pacific Northwest fisheries. She is currently researching backwater fisheries and associated technology in the Lower Columbia region. Her interests include zooarchaeology, public archaeology, cultural resource management, and indigenous fisheries management. 

Patrick Reed is an archaeologist with an enthusiastic interest in geoarchaeology and site formation processes. He is interested in the archaeology of the Arctic, sub-Arctic, and Pacific Northwest. Currently, he is researching the identification of archaeological features from elemental markers in soils.

Patrick Rennaker is studying archaeology with an emphasis in zooarchaeology. He is interested in looking at ways faunal remains can be used to help reconstruct paleo-environments in the Pacific Northwest.

Katie Tipton is studying archaeology with an emphasis on public archaeology and better incorporating mobile technologies into research. Her interests include cultural resources management, the Northwest Coast and Arctic regions, and GIS.

Dana Sukau graduated from Washington State University Vancouver with a B.A. in Anthropology in Spring 2017 and spent the summer working for Colville National Forest. Her interests focus primarily on historic archaeology, specifically Fort Vancouver, where she completed field school and will likely complete her thesis work.