New Graduate Students

Gabbie FallGabbie Fall

BA in Anthropology/ San José State University

Language Spoken: 
English


Interests: 
Reading, multimedia art, discussing Outlander with my mom, forensic anthropology, as well as environmental anthropology. 

Area of Expertise: Bold of you to assume I have any expertise outside of the Twilight series and making coffee drinks.  If I do, it would be quantitative research methods.


Past Research: 
Ethnographic research on the Coyote Creek flood in San Jose.

 

"It’s easy to do nothing, it’s hard to forgive." - Aang, Avatar the Last Airbender

 


Nik Bonovich
Nik
BA Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles
MA Journalism, University of California, Berkeley


Language Spoken:
 English 


Interests: 
Ethnography, Qualitative Research, Market Research, Business Anthropology, Psychological Anthropology, middle class, Homeless


Area of Expertise: Market Research, Journalism, Campaigns & Elections, Politics

Past Research: Market Research, Public Opinion & Voting Behavior, Campaigns & Elections, Redistricting, Advertising, Messaging
 

"The unexamined life is not worth living." - Socrates


Chloë AngstChloe

Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, Sacramento State University

Language Spoken:
 English


Interests: 
Taphonomy, osteology, forensic anthropology, egyptology, bioarchaeology, singing, acting,
writing music, playing piano, painting, costuming, taxidermy, science fiction, women's studies

Area of Expertise: Embalming, restorative art, and performing musical theatre

Past Research: N/A

“Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody's gonna die. Come watch T.V.” -Morty Smith


Karla Mejia AndinoKarla Mejia Andino

BA in Anthropology with an emphasis in Forensic Anthropology/University of California, Santa Cruz

Language Spoken:
 English and Spanish 


Interests: 
Forensic Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, and Anatomic Pathology 

Area of Expertise: Identifying human skeletal remains, identifying abnormal findings in pathologic tissue, and being able to understand the distribution of illness and treatment of sickness. 

Past Research: Molecular analysis of human skeletal remains, decomposition research, bone microscopy, biomechanics of bone trauma, and clinicopathological analysis of breast tumors. 

“Widen the path of opportunities and continue to leave a powerful and positive legacy in this world”- Luis Fonsi


Diana Price Diana Price

B.A. in Anthropology at California State University, Fresno

Language Spoken:
 English 


Interests: 
Food, Pop Culture, Traveling, Geology, Videography 

Area of Expertise: Culture through Food, Pop Culture, Online Communities, Transcript Writing and Coding Interviews, Infographics

Past Research: Fresno Foodways; Ethnographic Research to Showcase Locally Owned Restaurants of Fresno, CA (Anthro Dept., Fresno State). The Bridges and Barriers of Southeast Asian Americans Pursuing Their Academics (Fresno State, Jenny Banh). Pacific Islander’s Representation in Popular Culture (Fresno State, Jenny Banh).


Daniela Flores Paniagua
Danelia

BA in Anthropology with a concentration in Archeology and Biological Anthropology from Cal State East Bay.

Language Spoken:
 Spanish, English


Interests: 
Forensics, Cultural Anthropology and community archeology 

Area of Expertise: Archeology and Physical Anthropology


Past Research:
N/A

Per Aspera Ad Astra


Sean DavisSean

BA Anthropology San Jose State University

Language Spoken: English 

Interests: Hiking, languages, archaeology, ceramics, California history in relation to immigration.

Area of Expertise: Archaeology, ceramics, and immigration in California.

Past Research: Shipwreck Ceramics Analysis, Research Assistant under Marco Meniketti. 


Graham WadeGraham Wade

BA in Anthropology Saint Mary’s College of California 2019


Language Spoken: English


Interests: Travel, Hiking, Writing, Video and Board Games


Area of Expertise: Digital Anthropology, Anthropology of the Internet


Past Research: The development of social movements within World of Warcraft. Refugees in Japan


Lindsley Britton Lindsley

University of California, Santa Cruz


Language Spoken: English


Interests: Zooarchaeology, bioarchaeology, paleopathology, domestication, persistence of native foodways, belief systems, food choices, art, and social identity


Area of Expertise: Zooarchaeology and CRM lab management


Past Research: Faunal analysis for archaeological recovery at multiple historic sites including Mission Santa Clara de Asis, Eberhart Tannery, CA-ALA-70/H, Castro Adobe, and prehistoric sites including CA-SCL-755, CA-SLO-165, CA-SMA-18, CA-SMA-218, and CA-MNT-17


Michael JonesMichael Jones

BA in Anthropology / University of California Santa Cruz

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish (Castellano)


Interests: Legend of Zelda, Dark Souls, A Song of Ice and Fire, Anime, Writing, Worldbuilding, Fantasy Novels, Comics, Board Games, World History, Philosophy, and Learning About New Cultures!

Area of Expertise: Cultural Anthropology

Past Research: The Role of Gender in the Practice and Politics of Witchcraft, Witchcraft and the Symbols of Santa Cruz


Patrick PadiernosPatrick

Bachelor of Arts at Concordia University Irvine

Language Spoken: French Japanese Tagalog


Interests: Backpacking Hiking Surfing Rock climbing Yoga Tea Mental Health Wellness Bioinformatics Paleopathology Psychoneuroimmunology Neuro Anthropology Buddhism and Psychology Ethnopharmacology 

Area of Expertise: Biological Anthropology Design Art History

Past Research: Health Indicators and Methodologies from Promtin Tai Archeological Site (NCSU 2019)

“Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.” - Oliver Sacks