EDUCATION

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.

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

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

 

HONORS

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.

 

PRESENTATIONS

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

 

VOLUNTEER

            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

 

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

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.