Interns


Dedicated. Passionate. Resilient.

Summer internships provide opportunities to build career pathways while working alongside professionals in the field.


Catherine (Catt) Gagnon

2022 Education Intern

Catt is pursuing her Masters in Applied Anthropology at the University of Maryland College Park, with a focus on Historical Archaeology specifically researching Chamber Pots in the late 18th – mid 19th centuries.

Janelle Scarritt

2022 Archaeology Field Intern

Janelle studied anthropology at San Francisco State University and is collecting experience to apply towards a graduate degree and career in archaeology.

Rebecca Renteria

2022 Lab Intern

Rebecca is a Ph.D. student at the University of Arizona focusing on the intersections of archaeology, foodways, and diabetes.

Lilly Domenici

2022 Lab Intern

Lilly graduated from the University of New Mexico with a major in archaeology and minor in earth and planetary sciences. She is pursing a master’s in public archaeology at the University of New Mexico, with a focus on items of personal adornment within the southwest.

Connor Ball

2022 Field Intern

Connor studies anthropology at the University of Colorado-Boulder with a focus on Southwest archaeology, lithic analysis, and community archaeology.

Ritchie Sahneyah

2022 American Indian Initiatives Intern

Ritchie is an undergraduate studying Anthropology at Pima Community College and is interested in studying Ethnoarchaeology focusing in the Southwest Region.

Katie Kemp

2022 Lab/Field Archaeology Intern

Katie is a graduate student at the University of Montana, Missoula in the Cultural Heritage master’s program. Her thesis research focuses on ground stone food processing activities of Pueblo II sites in Southwestern Colorado.

Eric Gilmore

2022 Zooarchaeology intern

Eric is a graduate student at the University of North Texas with focuses in zooarchaeological research.

Liv Winnicki

2022 Field Intern

Liv is an archaeology graduate student at Binghamton University focusing her research at Chaco Canyon.

Esry Mora

2022 Dendrochronology Intern

Esry recently graduated from the University of Arizona with a focus in Anthropology, Library Information Sciences, and Dendrochronology.

Julia is an undergraduate studying Anthropology and History at Kansas State University. They are interested in corrugated pottery and its connection to identity, as well as queer archaeology in the Southwest.

Former Interns



Colleen Strawhacker

Research Associate; 2003 Intern; 2006 Intern

Christy Stewart

2017 Lab Intern

Christy is interested in ceramics, population movement, and Puebloan archaeology.

Kate Hughes

Laboratory Analyst; 2006 Intern

Kate is interested lithic and textile technologies, Southwestern and Great Basin archaeology, and public archaeology.

Sarah Seaberg

2019 Field Intern

Sarah is a recently graduated anthropology student, interested in traditional ecological knowledge and human-environment interactions over time.

Michelle Turner

2020–2021 Postdoctoral Scholar; 2013 Field Intern

Michelle is an archaeologist who studies the relationships between Chaco Canyon and its outliers through architecture, ceramics, and other material culture.

Kyle Bocinsky

Research Associate; 2012 Field Intern

Kyle is a computational archaeologist interested in human-environment interactions in the past, present, and future.

Steve Wolverton

Research Associate; 1997 Intern

Steve Wolverton is an ethnobiologist who specializes in environmental archaeology and animal ecology.

Roy Palmer

2018 Education Intern

Roy is a graduate student in public history, focusing on Southeastern indigenous populations, and public archaeology pedagogy.

Kelsey Hoppes

2021 Public Archaeology Intern

Kelsey is a Ph.D. graduate student from the University of Colorado at Boulder pursuing collaborative archaeology, hybridizations of material culture, ceramic technologies, resettlement patterns, and trade networks on the Great Plains..

Elizabeth (Liz) M. Perry

President & CEO; 1995 Education Intern

Liz is the President and CEO of Crow Canyon. She joined the Board in 2016 and was hired as CEO in January 2018. Liz works closely with the Board to oversee finances, programming, and long-term strategic planning.

Wes Bernardini

2001 Lister Fellow; 1994 Field Intern

Wes’s research focuses on how inferences of human behavior are based on estimates of the scale of that behavior, including specifying the number of people and the amount of labor involved in particular activities.

Meadow Coldon

2018 Field Intern

Meadow is interested in textile processing, communication, and illustrated representations of material culture.

Kelsey Hanson

2016 Field Intern; 2021 Lister Fellow

Kelsey studies prehistoric uses of both natural and constructed landscapes and the multiscalar nature of social and ritual practice.

Sandra Zarzycka

2019 Field Intern

Sandra is interested in understanding human-environmental interactions within the American Southwest using geographical and geoarchaeological perspectives.

Radek Palonka

Research Institute; 2005 Intern

Radoslaw examines settlement structure and the socio-cultural changes around Sand Canyon Pueblo during the 13th Century.

Rebecca Morris

2016 Lab Intern

Rebecca studies the interplay between community conformity and individuality through household archaeology and ceramic analysis.

Jeremy Grundvig

2021 Education Intern; Mission Associate;

Jeremy studies Geographic Information Sciences at the University of Arizona and is interested in spatial correlations between agriculture, trade and architecture in the ancient Southwest.

Scott Ortman

Research Associate; 1993 Field Intern

Scott works on the initial formation of Ancestral Pueblo society, its transformation into the Rio Grande pueblos, and the practical value of archaeological findings for society today.

Sarah Oas

Research Associate; 2010 Intern

Sarah is a paleoethnobotanist interested in the relationships between foodways and processes of social transformation.

Sarah Amelia Foster

2019 Lab Intern

Sarah studies the preceramic and early agricultural periods of the northern Southwest region of the U.S.

Jessica Petrie

2017 Field Intern

Anna is interested in Ancestral Puebloan archaeology, cultural resource management on public lands, and groundstone technologies.

Bethany Wurster

2016 Lab Intern

Bethany is a graduate student at Utah State University interested in lithic tool organization, and lab and curatorial research.

Jonathan Dombrosky

2021–2022 Postdoctoral Scholar; Research Associate; 2015 Field Intern

Jon is a zooarchaeologist broadly interested in human-environment interactions from the past to the present.

Thea O’Hea

2019 Education Intern

Thea is an archaeology student at Boston University interested in the history of Puebloan ceramic artistry.

Addy Zeigen

2019 American Indian Initiatives Intern

Addy is interested in Heritage Resource Management, Collaborative Archaeology, and community engagement and outreach.

Kelsey Reese

Research Associate; 2013 Field Intern

Kelsey is currently a Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame and a Research Associate at the Santa Fe Institute.

Mariana Lujan Sanders

2019 Lab Intern

Mariana studies indigenous cultural continuity and change in former Spanish colonies.

Genevieve Woodhead

2017 Lab Intern

Genevieve is an archaeology graduate student studying art, symbolic imagery, and representation in the Southwest.

Allison Jordon

2016 Lab Intern

Allison is interested in lithic technologies, rock art, and prehistoric trade connections throughout the Southwest.

Sam Bomkamp

2018 Field Intern

Sam studies Southwest archaeology, museum studies, and prehistoric interactions between Paquimé and the American Southwest.

Esmeralda Ferrales

2019 Field Intern

Esmeralda is an archaeologist interested in the archaeology of death, ritual, and religion within the Southwest.

Catherine Elliot

2018 Lab Intern

Catherine is interested in digital archaeology, online archiving, and data curation.

Emily Tarantini

2018 Lab Intern

Emily is interested in archaeological collections management, museum anthropology, and repatriation.

Erina Gruner

Desert Archaeology, Inc.; 2010 Lab Intern

Jessica Weinmeister

2021 Public Archaeology Intern

Jessica studies the prehistory of the Four Corners Region with an emphasis in lithic analysis.

Ella Crenshaw

2021 Public Archaeology Intern

Ella studies archaeology at the University of Oklahoma with a focus on public archaeology, outreach, and museum anthropology.

Tara Beresh

2016 Lab Intern

Tara is a Technical Specialist at UNM’s Office of Contract Archaeology interested in perishable material culture and provenience analysis.

Amanda Dobrov

2019 Field Intern

Amanda is interested in household archaeology, ceramic analysis, artifact digitization, and community-based archaeology.

Rebecca (Becky) Hammond

Educator and American Indian Outreach Manager; 1991 Lab Intern

Becky is an experienced educator, founding member of the Native American Advisory Group, and a talented beader.

Laura Brumbaugh

2018 Field Intern

Laura is interested in the material evidence of intercultural interaction and integration, as well as material and social inequality.

Katie Portman

2021 Dendrochronology Intern; 2018 Field Intern

Katie is interested in water management, community organization, and how contemporary people interact with the past.

Andres Orozco

2021 Public Archaeology Intern

Andres received his B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Arizona with a focus on the archaeology of the prehispanic Southwest.