Lauren Clark - Undergrad / Co-President
Lauren is a senior at the University of Montana and is a double major in Biology and Anthropology.
She hopes to reinvigorate the Montana Anthropology Student Association during her time at UM.
She enjoys running, mountain biking, reading, and backpacking in her spare time.
Take a moment to send her an email about your interests in Anthropology and why MASA matters to you!
Myriah is a second year Masters student within the forensic anthropology program. She is currently working on her master's thesis titled 3D Printing of the Proximal Right Femur: Its Implications in the Fields of Forensic Anthropology and Bioarchaeology. She hopes to use her research to determine methods that forensic anthropologists can use out in the field and the lab, which can later be applied to preservation techniques that archaeologist can use to preserve artifacts while still being able to research said artifacts...tombs, burials, bones, burial goods, etc. She enjoys writing stories with her friend back in Texas, and they are currently halfway through some of their works. When she is not writing, going to school or working she likes to spend her time watching Dr. Who or studying Egypt and the Middle East up until the death of Salahuddin Ayyubi. In her times as co-president, she hopes to get people inspired to join and participate in the Montana Anthropological Student Association through different projects and activities. Feel free to send her an email about your interest in Anthropology or early Middle Eastern Studies/ Egypt
Myriah Allen - Master's Student / Co-President
Ren Freeman - PhD Student / Co-Vice President
Alexis Rizzolo - Master's Student / Co-Treasurer
Caleb is a Junior studying Wildlife Biology at the University of Montana.
He studies cryptozoology and ethnobiology in his free time, alongside hiking, camping, and canoeing.
Caleb Smith - Undergrad / Co-Treasurer
Tre Blohm - PhD Student / Secretary
Michaela Shifley is currently in her third year as a PhD student in Cultural Heritage and Applied Anthropology, with a specific focus in museum anthropology. Her dissertation topic is based on investigating the biographies of Plains Indian moccasins.
To date, she has completed two fellowships with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and is set to complete anther one at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, WY this upcoming spring.
Michaela Shifley - PhD Student / Historian