B.A., Anthropology, Minor in Philosophy Texas State University, 2016
Thesis: Iconography of the Flora Depicted in the Mixtec Codex Zouche-Nuttall
June 2014- Present- Laboratory Tech at the Histology/Pathology department at Central Texas Medical Center, Clinical Pathology Associates
August 2013- Present- Internship and Texas Botanical Research, The San Marcos Nature Center.
Fall 2015- Independent Study on Ethnobotany, Texas State University.
July 2015- Archeological Field School in St. George’s Caye, Belize, Texas State University.
May 2014- Human Remains Recovery Course at the Forensic Anthropology Research Facility, Texas State University.
August 2013-May 2014- Internship at the Osteology Research and Processing Laboratory, Texas State University.
I have attained qualitative data analysis skills for conducting in-depth interviewing, transcribing, textual analysis, and mapping. I have been trained in human excavation and recovery, human bone and fauna bone identification, artifact and lithic processing, and cataloging. I have created various type of mapping such as a site map, benthic map, topographic Map, and geologic map. I have knowledge in quantitative data analysis, sifting, knot tying, experimental archeology, medicinal Texas plants, and survey creation.
November 20th, 2015 - “Iconography of the Flora Depicted in the Mixtec’s Codex Zouche-Nuttal” Thesis Defense. Honors Thesis Forum. Texas State University.
October 27th, 2014 - Philosophy Dialogue Interlocutor “Policy Issues: Immigration and Open Borders”, Texas State University.
June 18th, 2013 - Philosophy Dialogue Interlocutor “What Does Music Communicate?” Texas State University.
20 P.A.C.E.® (Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education) Credits in Osha Safety and regulatory, Compliance, and Laboratory Continuing Education courses.
Research and Teaching Interests
- Globalization, Migration, and Immigration Issues
- Indigenous Rights and Activism
- Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican Cultures
- Mesoamerican Studies
- Native American Studies
- Cosmology and Religion
- Shamanism and Traditional Medicine
- In-depth interviewing, qualitative research, and interpretive methods
- Environment and Animal Conservation
- Sustainable Community Based Agriculture
- Sustainable Management of Water Systems