Hey! My name is Aloura and I’m a first-year transfer student studying Archaeology here at the University of Washington. I’m a Seattle native and I’m very excited to welcome back the rain in the coming months! I’ve always been in love with archaeology and during the course of my studies I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to participate in a number of archaeological surveys as well as several digs in the area. One of these digs gave me the incredible opportunity to present my findings at the Northwest Anthropological Conference. My archaeological interests are focused in mythology and linguistics and I look forward to adding to my knowledge base in those areas as I pursue my degree. I also enjoy my nerdy comic book pursuits and frequently attend the many nerd-related conventions we host here in Seattle!
Category Archives: About Me
About Me – Sophia P.
Hello! My name is Sophia and I am a transfer student, majoring in Political Science and Archaeological Sciences. I have always loved history, which led me to archaeology. Some of my favorite eras to study in archaeology are pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, and the Neolithic Period to the Iron Age. I first became interested in archaeology when I would visit Mexico and see the ancient sites there as a child. This was an interest I did not take very seriously in terms of school until I visited Britain a few years ago, and was blown away by how much was discovered and learned from archaeological processes. From there I decided to major in Archaeology! In my spare time I enjoy hiking and backpacking any chance I get.
Hi there! My name is Gabbie Mangaser, and I am currently a third year undergraduate student at the University of Washington. I’m currently majoring in history and archaeology, and minoring in architecture. My interest in history and archaeology stems from one of my aspirations to be a museum curator, and I gush over the history of the French Revolution and the Renaissance.
I enjoy spending most of my spare time with my majestic golden doggo, Nymeria (first of her name [Game of Thrones reference]), and my second favorite thing is showing people how cute she is because I have a thousand-something pictures and videos of her on my phone. My other hobbies include photography, watching food videos, and looking at memes to procrastinate.
About Me – Sophia C.
Hello! My name is Sophia and I am a junior at the university of Washington. I have just begun my first year here after transferring from Edmonds Community College and am currently focusing on Archaeological studies. My love of history and archaeology started back in elementary school, learning about the start of this country. From there it blossomed, and I took countless history classes since, finally leading me to archaeology, in which I plan on majoring. I am very excited to one day call myself an employed treasure hunter.
About Me, Vergil “Alex H” Nguyen
Hello, I am an Archaeological Science major at University of Washington. I first discovered my love of archaeology through my love of treasure and that I aced the introductory class in community college. Regions and histories I’m particularly interested in are ancient Greece and Rome. I’m particularly fascinated by military histories and Empires. Possibly as a romance of my youth, imagining myself traveling the world in some sweet armor. I could just get lost in the slightly sandy and yellow aesthetic with the white architecture and red accents of what I imagine Rome to be. I was deeply horrified when it came to light the Greek statues were actually painted bright colors. With that in mind I probably should’ve majored in Classics instead but too late now, graduating by Spring is more important.
Besides Archaeology and countless years of my life on playing video games, I like to spend my time watching cinema and art films. I’m trying to work on my film snobbery. So far most of what I’ve watched are the works of Akira Kurosawa such as Ran and Kagemusha. Currently, I’m conditioning myself to express distaste for superhero movies. This interest in film stems from my love of anime movies like Akira and Princess Mononoke.
Vergil Nguyen sounds like a person I would know but I don’t actually know any.