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Graduate Students

Katelyn Braymer is studying archaeology with a with a focus on Arctic regions. She is interested in ceramics, food processing and the intersection of subsistence strategies with gender/feminist archaeology.

TJ Brown is interested in Pacific Northwest coast archaeology and the development of social-complexity. He is also interested in better understanding sampling and statistical inference in archaeology and lithic analysis.

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.

Tia Cody is studying archaeology with a focus in settlement patterns and landscape analysis within the Pacific Northwest and the Arctic. Her interests include human mobility and settlement patterns, GIS, and site probability modeling.

Mandy Elder is a cultural anthropology student interested in gender and access to education. Her current fieldwork in Oaxaca, Mexico has been combined with the creation of a non-profit organization based in Portland, Women's International Leadership and Learning.

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

Bonnie Harvey is a cultural anthropology student interested in place-based education and area stewardship. Her current work is looking at service-learning and environmentally based education as a tool for creating stewardship and civic engagement in the Appalachian Region.

Emily Hopkins is studying Biological Anthropology with an emphasis on Paleoanthropology. Currently, she is focusing on the functional morphology of the human pelvis and the evolution of childbirth.

Justin Junge is studying archaeology with a focus in Arctic, sub-Arctic, and Pacific Northwest regions. His interests include prehistoric technologies, zooarchaeology, and cultural transmission.

Kelley Prince Martinez is studying archaeology with an emphasis on the Lower Columbia and Portland Basin regions.  She is currently working with ground stone artifacts from an existing artifact collection from the Lower Columbia.  Her interests include public archaeology, cultural resource management, and use wear and residue analysis.

Liat Mayer is a social-cultural anthropology student interested in the anthropology of violence, trafficked youth, self-defense, and the interplay of violence and resilience.

Monica Mogilewsky is a PhD 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.

Reno Nims is studying archaeology with a focus on zooarchaeology and ancient Northwest Coast fisheries. He is also interested in studying cultural contact, coastal California, the Southwest, and the social mechanisms of sustainable human-environment relationships.

Martin Plumer is an archaeology student who likes to think about archaeology through philosophical and anthropological lenses. Currently his work focuses on understanding the intersection between science and the public interest, and how to best go about bringing archaeology to communities and vice versa.

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.

Cerinda Survant focuses on the politics of representation in public institutions. Her current project examines archaeological narratives and the representation of Native Americans in protected areas, museums, and visitor centers across the Great Basin and the Southwest.

Emily Taber is studying archaeology with interests in zooarchaeology, historical archaeology, and the coastal Pacific Northwest.  She is also interested in the connections between social structure and subsistence patterns.

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.

Roy Watters is a PhD student in The School of The Environment pursuing interdisciplinary research in Anthropology and Environmental Sciences and Management.