About Me – Courtney

Hello, my name is Courtney and I’m a junior undergrad. This is my first year at the University of Washington, having previously received my Associates in anthropology from Olympic College. I am majoring in archaeology and minoring in history. I worked for many years in jobs I didn’t really enjoy before making the decision to pursue an education in disciplines that actually excited and challenged me. My particular areas of academic interest are the Roman occupation of Britain, Neolithic settlements of Scotland, and the study of European medieval society. Love of museums and artifact preservation has me leaning towards graduate work in museology.

My hobbies include traveling and experiencing new places, binge watching over-the-top costume dramas (despite their blatant historical inaccuracies), and trying to keep my book hoarding under control. Currently, I am on a mission to find the perfect, most unique Eggs Benedict in Seattle so as to justify my brunch obsession with a goal-oriented purpose.

The Earl's Palace - Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland.

Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland.


Allie is a student at the University of Washington where she studies anthropology. When Allie is not studying or working, she spends what little time she has exploring the great outdoors, attempting to bake delicious baked goods, but often burning them instead, or doodling in her notebooks. As an outdoor enthusiast who spends a disproportionate amount of time studying anthropology, Allie was ecstatic to participate in this project where she has the opportunity to camp for five weeks while simultaneously learning field methods in indigenous archaeology.

Kayla’s Bio

Screen Shot 2015-07-08 at 7.45.42 AM           Kayla Krantz is an undergraduate at the University of Washington double majoring in both archaeological science and human evolutionary biology with an interest in pursuing museum studies. She is also pursuing a minor in art history in an effort to seek a well-rounded education ground in both fine art and cultural history.

Born in Federal Way, WA and raised in Puyallup, Kayla has always had an interest in archaeology beginning with a fascination for Eqyptology (as most kids do). As a child, she also amassed an impressive rock collection complete with geodes, crystals, obsidian, petrified wood, and more. But her initial career path was not geared towards her hobbies of archaeology and geology, but rather towards her love of animals. Kayla was accepted to UW in 2011 to pursue a pre-veterinary degree, but a tumultuous freshman year that saw both a 1.8 in physics and a 4.0 in introductory archaeology put her back on the path towards pursuing her childhood interests.

Kayla is now living in Seattle and will be graduating with two bachelor’s degrees this upcoming fall. She hopes to be able to move to sunny San Diego in the next three years.