Hundreds of individuals from countries like El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico travel thousands of miles trying to reach the border of the United States of America. These people are often fleeing from poverty, war, political corruption, and violence that dominate the landscape of their country. Many of these undocumented border crossers (UBC) are successful… Continue Reading Kim Wile, Operation Identification at Texas State
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, the DPAA, is a component of the Department of Defense, whose mission is to account for service members who gave their lives in service to the United States. I was an intern at the DPAA laboratory on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam in Honolulu, Hawaii. The DPAA is composed of both civilian… Continue Reading Megan Mall, The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency- Dept. of Defense
In the Spring of 2019, I conducted an internship under Dr. Kate Spradley on a bioarchaeologocial project pertaining to the preservation and analysis of historical remains. During my internship with the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State (FACTS) I have been tasked with cleaning and inventorying remains exhumed form a historic Austin cemetery. Along with… Continue Reading Christina Tinsley, Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State
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This spring semester, I completed an internship at the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State (FACTS) with Dr. Cunningham as my supervisor. I met Dr. Cunningham at an Anthropology meet-and-greet luncheon with faculty and students and was thoroughly interested in her research regarding body size estimation methods for Homo erectus. I knew I had a passion for… Continue Reading Amanda Rodriguez, Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State