Winter 2021 Practicing Anthropology Guest Speakers

Practicing Anthropology (Anth 345) is a course that introduces applied anthropology as a tool to address real world problems related to development, environment, human health, cultural resource management, conflict, and more. The guest speakers work as anthropologists in a variety of fields. They are examples of the richness and diversity of anthropology practice.

Everyone is welcome to attend and learn more about what you can do with an anthropology degree.  

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-3:50 P.M.
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Practicing Anthropology 2021
NGO, Non-Profits, Int'l Agencies, and Consulting Bonnie Harvey Evaluation Fellow (ORISE), Strategic Information and Workforce Development Branch, Global Immunization Division, Center for Global Health Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-PSU MA 2016 Jan 26
  Steven Thomson Lean Specialist, Center for Government Innovation, Washington State Auditor’s Office Jan 26
  Lindsay Skog Program Director, Bhutan, Karuna Foundation, PSU MA 2010 Jan 28
  Austin Lord Co-founder, Rasuwa Relief; PhD student, Cornell University Jan 28
  Sebastian Africano Executive Director, Trees, Water, and People Feb 4
  Jeremy Spoon Applied Environmental Anthropologist, PSU Feb 4
Federal Agencies Brian Lefler Planning and Partnerships Specialist, Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail, U.S. Forest Service, PSU MA 2014 Feb 9
  Kendra Wendel Research Social Scientist, U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, PSU MS 2014 Feb 11
  Christopher Page Chief, Cultural Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Feb 11
  Anan Raymond Regional Archaeologist, Region 1 and 8, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Feb 16
  Jesse Stephen Archaeologist, JPAC, Department of Defense Feb 16
CRM, Heritage, and Interpretation Kevin McDonald Practicing Anthropology Feb 18
  Danelle Gutierrez Big Pine Paiute tribal member and THPO Feb 18
  Briece Edwards Manager, Historic Preservation Office, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Feb 23
  Nathan Reynolds Ecologist, Cowlitz Indian Tribe Feb 23
Human Health Michael Duke Director of Research, Center for the Study of Early Childhood Care Employment, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, UC Berkeley March 2
Consumer, Business, and Design Dawn Nafus Senior Research Scientist, Intel March 4
  Liam McGranahan Senior Experience Design Manager, Cambia Health Solutions March 4
Creative Niche Brad Fortier
Training & Development Specialist, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Oregon Health Authority, PSU MA 2007
March 9