Bio: A burgeoning bioarchaeologist, intrepid traveler, art history enthusiast, and student of human evolution and behavior, Rachel is a young social scientist striving to make valuable contributions to anthropology and humanity. Rachel is a biological anthropology student in the anthropology department at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. When she’s not diving head-first into tarantula-infested tombs or sitting alone in the back of the room analyzing skeletal remains, she works tirelessly to convince her peers that she is, in fact, not Indiana Jones, and no, she does not excavate dinosaurs. She currently conducts research in the Peruvian Andes, where she uses bioarchaeology and mortuary archaeology to examine how imperial policies and strategies impact morbidity, social organization, and trauma among ancient civilizations. Ideally, Rachel wants to live in a world where she can convince people that Ancient Aliens should not be taken seriously and that she does not teach impressionable children that humans came from monkeys.

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