Biographies of the Two Co-Chairpersons!
Tessa plans to take a year off before applying to graduate schools. She hopes to study Middle Eastern Anthropology, after experiencing Egypt for eight months. Tessa has developed an eye for details throughout her anthropological years at the University of Rochester. She can look at the big picture of cultures, yet does not fail to notice the nuances and particulars at the same time.
After graduation from the University of Rochester, Kate plans to attend graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Archaeology. In addition to her profound interest in Archaeology, Kate is interested in doing curatorial work with museums; developing outreach programs to bring archaeology and anthropology into the public realm; and pursuing someday a career in publishing. Thus far in her anthropological career, through being the co-editor of the department newsletter and writing many papers, she has learned that the written word only has so much effect on the public and only reaches certain audiences. She hopes to develop her writing techniques, as well as visual and interactive modes of communication, in order to be more able to bring anthropology and archaeology to the public.