Hello! My name is Hollis and I am an archaeology grad student at UW. I grew up and went to college in Pennsylvania, where I studied geology and anthropology. Although initially interested in the study of past climates, I eventually found my path to archaeology as a way to use both my geological and anthropological trainings. My research interests revolve around people and their interactions with the environment. For instance, I am curious about how people use their social connections in order to navigate or mediate climatic or environmental change. I am also interested in community-based methods and strategies in archaeology.
In addition to my academic pursuits, I am a music lover (with an actual CD collection!), a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fanatic, and the proud owner of the cutest cat in the Pacific Northwest.