MASA Students

Dougless Skinner-Student/President



Kirsten Green- Graduate Student/Vice President


I’m a 2nd year PhD student studying with Dr. Ashley McKeown. I received my BS at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX and my MA at the University of Montana, Missoula. My MA thesis looked at the osteoarthritis of the elbow and shoulder joints in women from hunting and gathering versus archaic societies. This research used collections housed at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. As an undergrad I produced a research project looking at handedness in the Pot Creek Pueblo population. My research interests are North American, Latin American, & South American bioarchaeology, forensic anthropology, prehistoric and historic archaeology, mortuary patterns, and paleopathology. I’m originally from California but have grown to love my new home in Missoula.

Kristina Walters-Graduate Student/Treasurer


kwaltersMy name is Kristina and I was born and raised in beautiful Missoula, MT. I just began my first semester at the University of Montana as a Graduate Student, working towards my Masters in Anthropology. I graduated from the University of Montana in May 2015, earning my Bachelor's degree in Anthropology with a focus in Archaeology as well as Cultural and Ethnic Diversities, a certificate in Forensic Studies, and a Minor in Native American Studies. In 2014 I had the amazing opportunity of working with John Douglas, Linda Brown, and Jaime Awe in Belize excavating at Cahal Pech. While this has really peeked my interest in Mayan Archaeology, I will keep it close to home for my graduate research, focusing on Montana Archaeology. I am what you may consider a non-traditional student, I took a few years off of school to raise my two beautiful children and I like to think that I am setting an excellent example, showing that you can have a family and still pursue your education and fulfill your dreams.


Lindsay Scott-Secretary/Graduate Student


Lindsay Scott

I am currently a 2nd year graduate student in the Anthropology M.A. program here at the University of Montana. I am from Minnesota, which is where I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota Morris. My focus is on North American archaeolgy, and I spent this last summer in Trim, Ireland participating in a field school on a 13th century black frairy.

Liz Lynch-Graduate Student


ll Liz Lynch is a graduate student pursuing her Masters in Anthropology (Archaeology) with Dr. John Douglas. She graduated from Tufts University in 2012 with a B.S. in Archaeology and Environmental Studies. After graduating, she worked at the Klamath National Forest, James Madison's Montpelier, the Presidio of San Francisco, and the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Her research interests include mortuary archaeology, bioarchaeology, and shifts in Native religious ideologies and practices post-contact in the American West. When not digging in the dirt, Liz can often be found playing in different dirt (or snow) in the mountains, in a river, or experimenting in the kitchen.


Naz Broomand-Student




Michelle Selander-Student




Mark Richard Gibbons Jr.-Student


Hi, I'm a Montana native and Army veteran. I completed my 1st Bachelors degree with an emphasis in Archaeology in May 2014. I am currently enrolled at The University of Montana full time, wrapping up a minor in Native American Studies. I love my home state and hope to practice and avidly participate in Archaeology here as my career, as well as attend the Graduate Program starting in the fall of 2016.


Previous Board Members From The 2014-2015 Academic Year

Kristina Walters-President

Liz Lynch-Vice President

Naz Broomand-Secretary

Michelle Selander-Treasurer