I graduated from Fort Lewis College in 1999 with a B.A. in Anthropology. My primary interest while attending FLC was in anthropology, but every class in the department expanded my horizons. Because FLC is small college I was able to have individualized interaction with my professors and other students. This interaction was very fulfilling and provided me with unique opportunities and challenges. The faculty and staff in the anthropology department were excellent and really helped me mold my ideas and gain important perspective on the world around me. I was able to learn and grow both in the classroom and in the field while at FLC. I ultimately fell in love with archaeology and decided to pursue this as a career. Some of the most rewarding experiences I had at FLC were being a member of the Anthropology Club and attending the FLC archaeological field school, both of which gave me the skills I needed to find a job after graduation and become a successful professional. I eventually went on to earn an M.A. in Archaeology and Heritage from the University of Leicester, England. I am currently a senior project director with Statistical Research, Inc., one of the largest cultural resource management (CRM) firms in the country. Building upon the experience I gained at FLC, I now run multi-million dollar archaeological field projects in the U.S. Southwest. Though it has been a long road since graduating, I still look back fondly at my time at FLC and I know my experiences there were invaluable and made me who I am today. In hindsight, my time in the anthropology department at FLC was probably some of the best of my life, and I miss it dearly.