Anthropology Alumni Careers
What are you going to do with a degree in Anthropology, anyway?
Roger Dorr (’08) works for the Flagstaff Areas National Monuments.
Charlie Webber (’08) works for the Flagstaff Areas
Devan Duke (’08) works for the Museum of
Northern Arizona educating visitors about the Therizinosaur
Kelly Swartz (’08) is working for Desert
Archaeology in Tucson, Arizona.
Karolina Chmiel (’08) works as an archaeologist for ICF Jones
& Stokes in San Diego, California.
Anna Corwin ('07) is working toward a PhD in
linguistic anthropology at UCLA.
Emily L. Altimare ('07) is working
on her PhD in Cultural Anthropology at Michigan State
Lisa Baldwin (’07) works for the Flagstaff Areas National Park Service.
Jeremy Decker (’07) is an archaeologist
with the Valles Caldera National Preserve in Jemez Springs, New
Brian Joseph (’07) works for the Bureau of
Reclamation in Provo, Utah.
Elizabeth Vogler (’07) works
for Flagstaff Cultural Partners/Coconino Center for the Arts as
the program coordinator.
Peter Little ('06) is pursuing his PhD in applied anthropology at Oregon State
University and received NSF funding for his dissertation fieldwork.
Kyrie Thompson ('06) works at the Oregon Museum of Science
and Industry as an exhibit developer.
Phil Hoog ('05) has recently been made curatorial and NAGPRA
coordinator within the curatorial department at
the San Diego Museum of Man.
Michael Lyndon('05) is the forest
tribal liaison/assistant forest archaeologist for the Kaibab National Forest
in Williams, Arizona.
Emily Kellogg Ragsdale ('05) works as an archaeologist for Historical Research
Daniel Sorrell ('05) is a cultural resources project director
for EcoPlan Associates, Inc., Mesa.
Amanda Rose-Horne, (‘04) works in Tucson, Arizona, as an anthropology instructor at Pima
Rachel Berry ('04) works as an
intelligence analyst and strategic planner for the Army
Directed Studies Office, a think tank that produces special studies for the
senior leadership of the US Army.
Rheagan Alexander ('04) entered
law school in a program in environmental law in 2009.
Kate Brelsford ('04) and is working
on her PhD in applied anthropology and an MPH in public health
at the University of South Florida.
Karla James (Borrud) ('04) works as the archaeologist for Yuma Proving
Shayna Diamond-Atonna ('04) has been working for the American Cancer Society as the
patient navigator at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ, and was recently promoted to the navigator training manager position for the 12
states in the division.
Jennae Biddiscombe ('03) lives in New Orleans, LA and works
as the curator of education for the
Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic House Museums.
Michael R. Coughlan ('03) attends the University of Georgia
as a PhD student in ecological and environmental anthropology.
Joe Dolan ('03) is currently marketing
and PR coordinator for Pima Community College in Tucson. He
spent four years working as the managing editor of the tribal newspaper of the
Yavapai Apache Nation, a position he landed from his master's internship work.
Nick Vanneman ('03) works as a clinical research coordinator
with the non-profit organization Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute.
Geneviève Dionne (‘02) is finishing her PhD dissertation in
anthropology of development; she has conducted fieldwork at the
Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations for her
Mandy Johnson (‘02) is living on the Big Island of Hawai'i
Nei, where she has been working as a Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park archaeologist.
Richard Fox (‘02) lives in Seattle, Washington and works as
the operations manager for The
Access Group, Inc.
Davina Two Bears ('02) is in a Ph.D. program at Indiana University.
Lisa Jane Hardy ('01) finished her PhD and currently holds
an interim lecturer position at Bryn Mawr College where she teaches applied anthropology.
Allison Israel ('01), spent four years with the American Holistic Nurses Association.
Robert (Robby) Heckman (‘01) is the office director for SRI's
Albuquerque and El Paso, Texas offices.
Adam Berg (‘00) works as senior
archaeologist for ASM Affiliates, Inc.
Gay Chanler (‘00) works
with Navajo sheepherders to promote and market the meat of the
rare, heritage breed of Navajo Churro sheep and is co-leader of
the Northern Arizona chapter of Slow Food USA.
Suzanne DeRosa ('99) is a project
manager with Archaeological Consulting Services in Tempe.
Andy Bessler (’99) is currently a representative for the Sierra Club
and has been with the Sierra Club since graduating in 1999. He is also the director
of the Tribal Partnership Program.
Karla Wagner ('99) is a PhD
candidate in health behaviorresearch
at the University of Southern California.
Joshua Gagne (‘98) works as the senior coordinator for qualitative research
at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA.
Dawn Hubbs, ('98) living near Peach Springs, Arizona, is the
archaeologist for the Hualapai Tribe.
Craig J. Johnson ('98) has worked for the National Park
Service and is currently working as the lead archaeologist for the
Bureau of Land Management.
Eliot Lee (’98) is the senior
software developer for executive intelligence in Golden, CO.
Kim (Wegesin) Popetz ('98) is the collections manager for the International Spy
Museum in Washington, DC. When she's not working with spies
(seriously!) she's spends her time with her husband and two sons.
Joanne Sanfilippo ('98) works as the environmental coordinator for the Medicine
Bow/Routt National Forest.
Joe Garrotto ('97), lives in Carson City, Nevada as the Carson Ranger district archaeologist
for the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.
Dinorah (Dina) Martinez (‘96) works at the Moffitt Cancer Center
and finishing a PhD in applied anthropology
at the University of South Florida.
Sandra E. Rosas ('96) is a branch
chief for the Office of Environmental Management in the
California Department of Transportation.
Eleanor McLellan-Lemal (‘94) works as a behavioral scientist for the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (division of HIV/AIDS prevention).
David E. Purcell ('93) works for Four Corners Research as an archaeologist.
Javier Torres (’92) works as a regional project manager for
water, wastewater and solid waste projects in the Mexican states of Tamaulipas,
Coahuila, and Nuevo Leon as well as New Mexico and Texas.
James Vint (‘92) is completing his PhD in anthropology at
the University of Arizona and is a projectdirector for Desert Archaeology, Inc.
David Zimmerman (’92) currently works for the Arizona Department
of Transportation as a planner/ historic
preservation specialist and was previously an anthropologist
for the Navajo Nation Historic Preservation Department.
Phil R. Geib (’85) is at the University of New Mexico where
he is progressing toward a PhD in archaeology.