I am first year Master’s student with a focus in archaeology. I am interested in researching the archaeology of the prehistoric south east, with a focus on the human environment interaction systems of late woodland populations documented in the Yazoo Basin region of Mississippi. My advisor is Dr. Kandace Hollenbach. I received my Bachelors degree from the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. While at UTC, I worked on Sapelo Island, GA with historical archaeologist Dr. Nick Honerkamp. After college I moved on to work for several years with the cultural resource management firm, Tennessee Valley Archaeological Research. My work included several large scale phase III excavations in Mississippi, and archaeological survey work in Georgia, Tennessee, and Alabama. I was an intern at the American Museum of Natural History’s North American Archaeology Laboratory in New York, NY for a year, then continued working with the museum a field archaeologist for two more years. There I worked with Clark Spencer Larsen and David Hurst Thomas at the Fallen Tree Site mortuary complex on St. Catherine’s Island, GA. Most recently, I interned with geo-archaeologist Howard Cyr ant UT’s Archaeology Research Lab where I studied geo-archaeology field methods and analysis. I am a graduate teaching assistant for the Department of Geography where I instruct Climatology and Climate Change lab sessions. My interests include paleoethnobotany, human adaptation and migration strategies, alluvial environments, Holocene climate change, GIS, and public archaeology.