University of Texas at Austin May 2014 M.A. Art History
- David Stuart, Thesis Adviser
- Focus in Mesoamerican Art and Archaeology
University of Texas at Austin May 2011 B.A.A. Art History
- Focus in Mesoamerican Art and Archaeology
University of Texas at Austin May 2009 B.A. Anthropology with Dept. Honors
- Focus in Archaeology
- Minor in Art History
Austin Community College May 2007 A.A. Anthropology with Scholastic Honors
ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD EXPERIENCE
University of Texas at Austin May 2012
Program for Belize Archaeological Project, Archaeological Field School at La Milpa, Belize.
- Studied field direction.
- Assisted in lab with cleaning, sorting, and analyzing artifacts.
- Conducted organologies on sound artifacts.
Prewitt and Assoc. Inc. July-August 2009
Field Technician for the excavation of the Ransom Williams Farmstead Project in Manchaca, TX.
- Conducted manual cartography in addition to field technician duties.
- Interviewed and filmed as part of KLRU’s production of, “Once Upon a Time Ransom Williams Crossed State Highway 45 Southwest”.
Geo-Marine Inc. June-July 2008
Field Technician for a phase one test survey in Victoria, TX.
Archaeological Field Methods Course June-July 2006
- Initial ground survey at San Bartolo de la Aqua Caliente. At this site I made new, independent, and unregistered archaeological discoveries.
- Studied Mesoamerican irrigation systems and iconography.
- Skills acquired were the use of GPS equipment, manual cartography, data collection, and ground surveys at several sites including Teotihuacán, Palenque, and Yaxchilan.
University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX Grader Aug.2011 -May 2014
- Guest Lecturer
- Assisting in creating exams and assignments, preparing class documents
- Grading short essay and multiple choice exams, term research papers, and other assignments
- Communicating between teachers and students
- Proctoring Exams
Texas Renaissance Festival Plantersville, TX Independent Contractor, Entertainment Oct. 2002-2013
- Live, public art performance creating artistic paintings with sand.
- Negotiating contract and payment for materials needed.
- Ordering, transportation, and storage of materials.
- Coordinating event and performance with multiple performers.
- Collaborating with other artists to determine the type of art to be displayed.
- Assisting the public in interacting with and understanding the art and performance.
Seton Northwest Hospital Austin, TX Clinical Assistant II Oct. 2001- Feb. 2006
Certifications: Phlebotomy, CPR, First Aid
- Assisted Doctors in minor surgery.
- Assisted nurses and doctors in the care of new mothers and infants.
- Data entry and management of patient records.
- Coordinated information between and within departments
- Performed clerical and administrative duties.
- Assisted in the training of new employees
Departmental Honors 2009 In recognition of academic excellence.
The National Scholars Honors Society 2008 In recognition of academic excellence.
Scholastic Honors 2007 In recognition of academic excellence.
Phi Theta Kappa International Scholastic Order of the Two-Year College 2005 In recognition of academic excellence.
Hearing the Ephemeral Landscape: Tezcatlipoca and the Toxcatl Ceremony April, 2013 Society for Ethnomusicology Southern Plains Given at Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX
Cultural Conformity with Monumental Differences April, 2014 Indiana University Art History Graduate Student Symposium Given at Indiana University, Bloomington IN
I volunteered with the Department of Art History at the University of Texas at Austin in working with their Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican archaeology collection in conserving artifacts for long-term storage. I accounted for all artifacts by recording their numbers and comparing them to print records. During this process, I also noted the condition the artifacts were in at the time of their storage. I then assisted in the conversion of the print record into a computer database system
Writing: Adept at writing research papers as well as formal business communications,
including marketing literature and creating formal presentations.
PC/Macintosh Software: ArcGIS, Erdas, Proficient in entire Microsoft Office suite, basic
web design, Sketch-up, Google Earth
Archaeological: GPS equipment, USGS, Adept at manual cartography.
Languages: Polyglot with experience in Spanish, Danish, French, German, and Arabic
General: Organizing volunteers, Coordinating fundraising events, Community outreach,
Public speaking, Professional presentations.