Field School Alumni
The IAP Field Schools (2012-2016) offer activities meant to develop research and field work skills. Students work directly with a faculty and graduate student mentors. Archaeological field schools are also excellent venues to learn life skills (working in a team, living in less-than-ideal settings, interacting with various communities, etc). As exemplified by IAP field schools, our alumni have succeeded either in graduate school applications and/or in their chosen professions.
Some of our alumni
Graduated from San Diego State University (2017); Currently beginning George Mason University this fall for a masters in Anthropology, and working in the Archaeological Sciences Lab
Graduated from the University of Notre Dame, BA in Anthropology (2016), and then graduated from Washington State University, MA in Anthropology (2018); Currently enrolled in the East Carolina University's Coastal Resource Management PhD program (social science and coastal policy track)
Completed undergraduate and masters program in archaeology; Currently beginning a PhD in the History Department, School of Humanities at Nanyang Technological University this year (2018)
Completed his BA in Anthropology from Brown University in 2016; Currently serving as the Communications & Database Coordinator at Youth Development Executives of King County (YDEKC), an organization providing training, resources, and advocacy to youth serving non-profits in King County, Washington.
Completed BA in Anthropology and Philosophy at Fordham University in 2016 and MA in Ethics in 2017. She worked as a research assistant for the Fordham Center for Ethics while on the graduate program.
Graduated from the University of Chicago; Currently working as a research assistant at the LuiKotale Bonobo Project, which is run by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Graduated from UCLA; Currently enrolled in California State University-Northridge, graduate student of public archaeology; Also an archaeological intern for the Bureau of Land Management-Barstow and an archaeological technician for Cogstone Resource Management
Graduated University of Wisconsin-Madison with an MA in Anthropology (2017); Currently CalTrans employee (Environmental Planner/Archaeologist)
Graduated from University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2016; Currently pursing an MA in Asian Studies, with a regional focus on Southeast Asia
Graduated University of California, Los Angeles with PhD in Archaeology (2017); Currently Assistant Professor, Institute of Anthropology, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Graduated from the University of California, Berkeley; Currently Project Coordinator on Filipino Mental Health, Fighting Back Partnership, Vallejo, CA
Currently a PhD candidate at Boston University; He is also a researcher for the Asian Cultural History Program at the Smithsonian Institution; web developer for the Institute for Southeast Asian Archaeology at the Penn Museum; and manager for ASOR CHI Data Management and ASOR Website Development
BA in Anthropology from California State University, Los Angeles (2017); Currently pursing MA in Anthropology at CSULA with a focus in archaeology; In 2017, she received the Cotsen Field Research Grant to work on the Three Rivers/Contested Caves Archaeological Project at the ancient Maya site of La Milpa, Belize; In 2018, she won another Field Research Grant through The Ahmanson Foundation to work at another ancient Maya site: Chichen Itza, Mexico; She has an upcoming co-authored publication with her adviser in the International Journal of Archaeology
Graduated University of Guam with a BA in Anthropology (2013);
Graduated University of Hawaii at Manoa with an MA in Applied Anthropology; Currently a program officer at the Guam Preservation Trust in Hagatna, Guam
Mariana Lujan Sanders
Completed BA in Anthropology from the University of Guam and went to the University of Colorado-Boulder for MA in Anthropology. Currently an Anthropology PhD Student at the University of New Mexico-Albuquerque.
Graduated from the University of Washington, took apprenticeship in Filipino martial arts to compliment his ethnographic focus in college; Currently applying to graduate school and enrolling in filmmaking certificate course; Currently advancing to supervising custodian at UW after completing supervisor certificate course
Graduated University of Guam (BA) and Leiden University (MA); Currently pursuing a PhD in Anthropology at University of Hawaii at Manoa
Glenys Ong Echavarri
Graduated from Brown University in 2016; Currently Collections Assistant and NAGPRA Coordinator at the Burke Museum in Seattle, Washington
Graduated from Fordham University in 2016; Currently enrolled in graduate courses and completed some work in the IT field
Graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2017 with a BA in anthropology and Arabic; Currently working in the Alexandria Office of Human Rights in Alexandria, VA; Starting a job with the Department of Justice in Washington, DC this coming September; Recently awarded a post-grad scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation to pursue a JD, but scholarship deferred to pursue workforce experience
Graduated with a B.A. in Anthropology and History from the University of South Carolina-Columbia (May 2017). Currently, Tiffany is a Graduate Teaching Assistant who assists with introductory courses to Cultural and Biological Anthropology. She is pursuing her M.A. in Anthropology at USC-Columbia, specializing in Cultural Anthropology. Her thesis will explore the expression of natural hair among Black women by examining identity, the politicization of Black hair, and considering theoretical approaches of Afrocentricity and intersectionality. In April 2018, Tiffany won “Best Poster in Content and Visual Structure at the 53rd Annual Southern Anthropological Society Conference”.
Completed his BA in Anthropology from Hunter College, CUNY in 2016. Currently pursuing an MPH at NYU
Masters in Applied Anthropology and Geospatial Certificate from Humboldt State University; Currently a full-time research analyst/evaluator and GIS specialist for the California center for rural policy (Humboldt County and Del Norte and Adjacent Tribal Lands, or DNATL); Applying for a doctorate in Public Health or Ph.D. in medical anthropology.
Graduated from the University of Washington 2018, majored in Asia Studies, Medical Anthropology, and Archaeology; Currently studying Mandarin Chinese at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan this summer 2018
Jay Allen Villapando
Obtained a master's degree at Leiden University's Faculty of Archaeology in 2018, specializing on Archaeological Heritage Management. He is currently employed by a Canadian archaeological consulting firm, but he continues to explore opportunities to continue his education for an academic career.
Margaret Von Rotz
Completed her BA at UCLA, Class of 2018; 2018 Corps Member at Teach for America; Johns Hopkins School of Education Masters Student, Class of 2020; Special Education Science Teacher at Wahiawa Middle School (Wahiawa, HI)
Graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, Spring 2017; Pursuing an MA in Education, with a focus on Higher Education at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst
MA in Anthropology from University of California, Los Angeles in 2017; Currently working on PhD at UCLA, focusing on religious iconography and identity in the Bicol region of the Philippines
Graduated from the Royal University of Fine Arts, Phnom Penh in 2002 with a BA in Archaeology. .
Currently, he is a Technical Officer in the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts and Curator in charge of Collections in the Angkor National Museum, Siem Reap province. He was selected by the U.S Embassy to assist the former First Lady, Michelle Obama during her visit to the Angkor complex in March 2015.