Ph.D. Tulane University, 2019-2024 (projected, in progress)
– Department of Art History & Latin American Studies
M.A. The University of Texas at Austin, 2017-2019
– Department of Art History
– Co-Advisor: Dr. Julia Guernsey, Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Professor
– Co-Advisor: Dr. David Stuart, Schele Professor of Mesoamerican Art History
B.A. Brigham Young University, 2016
– Department of Latin American Studies
– Advisor: Dr. Allen Christenson



Teaching Experience:

Grader | University of Texas at Austin, 2018-2019
Graded undergraduate work for multiple courses, including Art and Culture of Mesoamerica, Roman and Greek Art, and a Survey of History of Art.

Peer Mentor | Brigham Young University, 2011-2012, 2015
Guided between 35 and 70 first-year students in the adjustment to university life during their first two semesters, in areas such as selection of a major, independence from parents, and academic responsibility. Connected them with appropriate resources for further assistance when necessary.

Research and Museum Experience:

Digital Archiving & Assistant Curatorship | Museo Nacional de Antropología, 2018
Assisted in the documentation of artifacts stored in the Gulf Coast section of the bodega of the Museo Nacional de Antropología in Mexico City, Mexico, under the supervision of Dra. Rebeca González-Lauck. Performed physical and digital organization of over 1000 pieces on display and in the bodega, and created a database of the archaeological collection. Provided support for the exhibit “Golfo: mosaico ancestral” (November 2018) and creation of corresponding documents.

Researcher | Museum of Peoples and Cultures, 2016
Analyzed Maya monument casts in order to provide a thorough but simplified interpretation for museum patrons. Completed projects include a description of Izapa Stela V and a description and epigraphic interpretation of Palenque’s Tablet of the Cross.

Educator | Museum of Peoples and Cultures, 2016
Guided and educated museum patrons of varied ages, from children to adults. Aided in the direction of children’s activities to encourage interest in and respect for archaeology and different cultures.

Undergraduate Researcher | Department of Interdisciplinary Humanities, BYU, 2016
Carried out research analyzing the cultural influence that Teotihuacan had over the Maya heartland as evidenced by the Trapeze and Ray motif found throughout Maya and Teotihuacan art and calendrics, under the guidance of Dr. Allen Christenson.

Papers, Presentations, Guest Lectures:

Presenter | South Central Conference on Mesoamerica, 2018
Presented paper entitled “Emerging Perspectives: A New Cross-Contextual Analysis of the Niche Monument Corpus” as part of my thesis-in-progress.

Guest Lecturer | Brigham Young University, 2016
Invited to lecture on my undergraduate research at a Maya seminar class on BYU campus.

ORCA Research Symposium | Brigham Young University, 2016
Presented paper entitled “From Imposition to Integration: Teotihuacan Influence on Maya Culture, as Evidenced by Stela 7 at Piedras Negras” in a symposium organized by the BYU College of Interdisciplinary Humanities.

Fellowships, Grants, Honors, Awards:

E.D. Farmer International Fellowship
Department of Latin American Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, 2018
Fellowship granted to UT students in an effort to build friendship and foster goodwill between Texas and Mexico. Awarded to facilitate museum research and internship in the Museo Nacional de Antropología in Mexico City.

David Bruton, Jr. Endowment for Graduate Fellowship | College of Fine Arts
College of Fine Arts, The University of Texas at Austin, 2017
2-Year Fellowship award granted as a result of academic excellence to facilitate studies.

M.K. Hage Endowed Scholarship in Fine Arts
College of Fine Arts, The University of Texas at Austin, 2017
2-Year Fellowship award granted as a result of academic excellence to facilitate studies.

Research Grant | Brigham Young University, 2016
Awarded by the BYU Office of Research and Creative Activities to facilitate individual mentored undergraduate research.

Departmental Service:

Graduate Co-coordinator for the Mesoamerica Center Colloquium Series
University of Texas at Austin, 2018 – present
Organize monthly colloquia in which the Mesoamerica Center invites a scholar from within or without the university to share their research in a formal presentation setting. Responsibilities include selecting and inviting speakers, creating and disseminating publicity, and guiding speakers through their presentation and time in Austin.

Graduate Coordinator for the Mesoamerica Center Library
University of Texas at Austin, 2017 – present
Create an online and mobile index of the over 1,000 books in the Mesoamerica Center library. Develop an innovative method of organization for easy location of books. Provide general input on the Center and provide suggestions for new acquisitions.

Graduate Volunteer for the Mesoamerica Meetings
University of Texas at Austin, 2018
Prepare for and execute a week-long conference as part of a committee of graduate students in charge of the Mesoamerica Meetings. Responsibilities included creating flyers and attendance packets, registering and interacting with guests and ensuring their needs were met, and providing audio/visual support and technical assistance with presentations.

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