My first exposure to archaeology and anthropology was through frequent visits to the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, where I grew up. This lead to a lifelong interest in the human and ecological past. I’m pursuing a BA in Anthropology with a concentration in Archaeological Sciences. I am particularly interested in deep time and the Pleistocene interactions of humans, animals, and their environments. Outside of my academic pursuits, I play the guitar, wrangle cats, and enjoy cooking and exploring the mountains and coasts of the Pacific Northwest. I am not humble about my excellent chili and pulled pork recipes.