Jennifer was born and raised in Boca Raton, Florida. She worked on archaeological sites throughout south Florida and coastal Ecuador during her undergraduate years. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Anthropology from Florida Atlantic University (FAU). After working for the Palm Beach County Archaeologist for a year she began the graduate program at FAU.
While attending FAU, Jennifer was appointed a two-year position as a graduate assistant for the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN). At FPAN she worked throughout southeast and southwest Florida to promote and facilitate the conservation, study, and public understanding of Florida’s archaeological heritage. She was awarded her Master’s of Arts Degree in Anthropology in the spring of 2016. Jennifer is a member of the Register of Professional Archaeologists, Society for American Archaeology, Southeastern Archaeology Conference, and Lambda Alpha National Anthropology Honor Society.
Zooarchaeology, seasonality studies, environmental archaeology, coastal archaeology, paleoenvironmental studies, shellfish, shell mounds, coastal/interior migration, public archaeology and outreach, sea level fluctuation and climate change
M.A. Anthropology, Florida Atlantic University (FAU), Boca Raton, 2016
- Thesis: Archaeomalacological Data and Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction at the Jupiter Inlet I Site, Southeast Florida
B.A. Anthropology, Florida Atlantic University (FAU), Boca Raton, 2012
Awards and Recognitions
2015 Florida Atlantic University College of Arts and Letters Advisory Board Graduate Student Grant
2015 Warm Mineral Springs/Little Salt Springs Archaeological Society Anthropology Student Travel Grant
2015 Morrow Thesis Research Award, Florida Atlantic University
2011 John Q. Adams Memorial Award for Maya Studies and Overseas Research, Florida Atlantic University