I have always been passionate about the preservation of the past as well as sharing it with others. I first started getting into Archaeology when I was 10, and volunteered on my first excavations with the National Park Service, later continuing to volunteer with the Boston City Archaeology Lab on excavations all around historic Boston. My passion for archaeology only grew as I took online college courses with Brown University and the Universiteit Leiden, attending countless National Archaeology Months, Brown Bag seminars, and field schools like Wakefield Summer Archaeology Institute and University of Sheffield's Thornton Abbey excavation. When I came to college, I finally had a chance to dive into the theoretical and intellectual framework behind my experience, and I eventually declared my major in Anthropology with a concentration in Archaeology, a double minor in Classics (Medieval Studies) and Art History, and the Museum Studies certificate program. Though I had been taking many classes across anthropology, archaeology, Medieval history, art history, and museum studies, IFR’s US-MO- Archaeological Curation field school offered the first chance to really tie all of them together and explore how they were intertwined.
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