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Graduate Students

Chiamaka Anyanwu

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student

cla5510@psu.edu

Toe Aung

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student

(814) 867-0015

txa96@psu.edu

Sojung Baek

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student

skb5914@psu.edu

Grace Bowland

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student

gbb5216@psu.edu

Gina M. Buckley

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student

gmb226@psu.edu

Isotope Analysis, Bioarchaeology, Mesoamerican Archaeology, Mortuary Rituals, Urbanization, Paleodemography, Migration

Dani Buffa

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student

(814) 867-0003

dcbuffa@psu.edu

Human-environment interactions, island and coastal archaeology, estuarine and marine resource use, paleoecology, conservation policy, ethnohistory, zooarchaeology, GIS

Jennifer C. Chen

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student

juc1612@psu.edu

Ebony Creswell

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student

(814) 867-0456

euc486@psu.edu

Dylan S. Davis

  • Ph.D. Candidate

(814) 867-0003

dsd40@psu.edu

Human-environmental interaction, settlement patterns, GIS, remote sensing, human behavioral ecology, evolutionary theory, spatial analysis, coastal & island archaeology, climate change

Lily DeMars

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student

lvd5263@psu.edu

Human evolution, skeletal biology, bone biomechanics, physical activity, diet, trabecular bone, microCT

Caitlin Donahue

  • IUG Graduate Student

cmd6116@psu.edu

Patrick Druggan

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student

psd17@psu.edu

Human-environmental interactions, isotope biogeochemistry, GIS, paleoclimatology, modeling

Abigail Shahar Gancz

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student

asg5573@psu.edu

Bioarchaeology, Paleodemography, Paleoepidemiology, Paleopathology, aDNA, Human-environmental interactions

Bianca L. Gentil

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student

bug156@psu.edu

Jeffrey Grossi

  • IUG Graduate Student

jlg5501@psu.edu

America Guerra

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student

(814) 865-0796

amg812@psu.edu

Human evolution, bipedalism, functional morphology, bone biomechanics, trabecular bone, microCT, human osteology

Timothy Hay

  • IUG Graduate Student

tnh5130@psu.edu

Diego Hernandez

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student

dah65@psu.edu

Margarita Hernandez

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student

mzh235@psu.edu

Joon Hwang

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student

jqh6104@psu.edu

Economic anthropology, market integration, social and economic inequality, social network analysis

Abiola Ibirogba

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student

aji5208@psu.edu

Emily Kate

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student

exk5224@psu.edu

Mesoamerican Archaeology, Bioarchaeology, Paleodemography, and Migration Studies

Tina Lasisi

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student

tpl5158@psu.edu

Human variation, hair morphology, evolution, pigmentation

Makenna Lenover

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student

mbl66@psu.edu

Chloe McGuire

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student

(814) 863-2244

clm80@psu.edu

Dithapelo Medupe

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student

dzm5868@psu.edu

Archaeometry, Geophysics, Paleohydrology, Agricultural Intensification, Mesoamerica, Remote Sensing, Complex Societies, Urbanism, Environmental Change, State Formation

Catherine Mendel

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
  • NSF Research Trainee (LandscapeU Program)

cem581@psu.edu

Avian-human interactions, behavioral ecology, socio-ecological systems, domestication, zooarchaeology, and ethnoarchaeology.

Rachel Palkovitz

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
  • University Graduate Fellow

rep5378@psu.edu

Kara Peters

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student

kdp5274@psu.edu

Clare Randolph

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student

clarerandolph@psu.edu

archaeology, historical ecology, human-environmental interaction, marine resource use, coral, coral harvesting, zooarchaeology
Primatology, evolution, endocrinology, agent-based modeling, data science, machine learning

Marissa Scott

  • IUG Graduate Student

mks5587@psu.edu

Kyle Smith

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student

kyle.smith@psu.edu

human-animal interactions, domestication, hunter-gatherers, ecology, animal behavior and cognition

Laura Stelson

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student

(814) 865-5342

lfs20@psu.edu

Megan F. Veltri

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student

mfv5@psu.edu

Ziyu (Raining) Wang

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student

zzw117@psu.edu

Sterling Wright

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
  • NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium Fellow

(814) 865-2509

svw5689@psu.edu

Ancient DNA, paleomicrobiology, bioarchaeology, urbanization, Classical and Mesoamerican archaeology, paleoecology