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.

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.

Tia Cody is is studying archaeology with a focus on the Pacific Northwest region. Her interests include predictive modeling, landscape archaeology, and archaeological applications of GIS. Her work involves the use of LiDAR and GIS to aid in the identification of low-lying earth work features in the Willamette Valley, Oregon. 

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Dana Sukau graduated from Washington State University Vancouver with a BA in Anthropology in Spring of 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.