I have been living in Zephyrhills Florida for the last 10 years or so, but I am originally from the Chicago area. I am a transfer student from Pasco Hernando Community College where I received my Associates Degree. I guess you can say I am a nontraditional student as I am 42 years old and coming back to school after almost 22 years to finish my undergraduate degree. This was my first year at UWF. I am an archaeology major, but I am also getting a minor in geography and going for the undergraduate GIS certificate. I have had an interest in archaeology since I took part in a summer program at Kampsville Illinois when I was in high school.
I am currently a senior majoring in Maritime Archeology. I enjoy field school because it gives me an opportunity to get a hands-on learning experience that can’t be found in a book. I hope to develop potential thesis topics for my future graduate studies and obtain a job with the skills I learn here.
I chose archaeology as a career to pursue because I wanted to learn more about prehistory. I intend to finish field school, get my bachelors degree in 2012, hike the Appalachian Trail in 2013, then come back to school for my masters. My end goal is to work in archaeology long enough to buy property in North Carolina, near Ashville and the Blue Ridge Mountains, and build a self-sustaining cabin with my own two hands.