Research Experience

Curriculum Vitae

Field Work

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JAN-FEB 2024

Forensic Search Consultant

Mississippi State University; assisted in attempts to locate post-cranial human remains for a missing person and served as an on-site bone identification expert for the Lauderdale County Sheriff Department, Lauderdale, MS. Agency Case Number 2015008283 (January 18 & February 2, 2024), Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department.

 

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AUG 2022

Volunteer Forensic Search Team Member

Mississippi State University; assisted with a forensic search in attempts to locate a missing person at the request of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Missing and Murdered Unit and local law enforcement in Philadelphia, MS.

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MAR 2022

Volunteer Bioarchaeological Recovery Team Member

Mississippi State University; assisted with the recovery of Indigenous human remains uncovered in a field outside of Starkville, MS at the request of local Native American tribal leaders.

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MAR 2022

Volunteer Bioarchaeological Recovery Team Member

Mississippi State University; assisted in the recovery of human remains uncovered in northern Mississippi and the rehabilitation of headstones of the deceased.

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DEC 2021

Volunteer Forensic Recovery Team Member

Mississippi State University; assisted with the recovery of human remains at the request of the local Police Department.
CIL 20211213-501 (December 12, 2021), Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Department

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SUMMER 2021

Archaeological Methods Field School

Mississippi State University; located through the Historic Choctaw Archaeological Project, next to the Lyon’s Bluff Mound site, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi.

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SPRING 2021

Cultural Resource Management Survey Crew Member

Cobb Institute of Archaeology CRM division at Mississippi State University; participated in Phase I Cultural Resources Surveys.

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SUMMER 2018

Forensic Anthropology Center Intern

Forensic Anthropology Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. Assisted with daily operations and summer courses at the Forensic Anthropology Center and the body donation program, recovery and processing of human remains, and performed a mock forensic case following a full recovery, osteological analysis, written report, and presentation from a set of human remains.

Curriculum Vitae

LAB WORK

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2018 - Present

Field Museum Volunteer

Mammals Preparatory Lab, Collections Center at the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL. Preparing and processing zoological (predominantly mammalian) remains, maintenance of the dermestid beetle colony, taxonomic research, and data management.

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2018

Field Museum Student Intern

Mammals Preparatory Lab, Collections Center at the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL. Preparing and processing mammal remains, taxonomic research, and data management.

Curriculum Vitae

Community Outreach

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2023

MS State Forensic Recovery Team Leader

Assisted in training participants in an advanced crime scene course at the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers’ Training Academy (MLEOTA) in Pearl, MS on forensic excavation and recovery techniques using buried animal remains.

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2023

Cobb Institute Museum Volunteer Docent

Cobb Institute of Archaeology, Mississippi State University; oversees visitor engagement.

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2022

Volunteer Co-Coordinator

American Anthropological Association Anthropology Day event; worked with a scout leader to plan exciting activities to teach the children about anthropology.

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2022

Graphic Designer

Science Night at the Museums, Cobb Institute, Mississippi State University; worked with event coordinators to create advertisements for social media pages.