I graduated from SIUE in 2005 with an Anthropology major and Spanish minor. I completed my archaeological field school right here in Edwardsville, IL, then completed a paleoethnobotanical research project using data collected from our site. I was married in 2006 and my husband and I have traveled working as archaeological field technicians for several years. We've worked in New York, Washington, Illinois, Wyoming, Georgia, and North Carolina. While working in WA I had the opportunity to work with the Lower Elwah Klallam tribe while helping to excavate their ancestral village site.
In NC we worked right on the beach and watched dolphins while we worked. WY is just amazing. I completed my Spanish minor in Costa Rica. My husband and I then spent several months traveling throughout Latin America. I now reside in Asheville , NC where I work as an ESL teacher's assistant.
I spend my days translating for Spanish speaking parents who come into the school or call, and I write all of the Spanish newsletters that are sent home. Working with the children is great - and I'm learning a lot.
I plan to begin the MA TESOL program at Western Carolina University next fall. My husband is using his total station skills as an apprentice at a land survey company.