I graduated from Fort Lewis College in 1998 with a degree in Anthropology. FLC faculty helped nurture and deepen my passion for education and the discipline. Moreover, their guidance was crucial in my pursuit of graduate school and a career in higher education. I went on to receive a Ph.D. in Anthropology at Temple University, and wrote my dissertation on grassland policy and politics in northwest China.
Today, I teach anthropology at Eastern Washington University. I have also worked as a consultant for the Smithsonian National Zoological Park on a species reintroduction in northwest China and its impact on ethnic minority, pastoral nomadic Kazakh living around the reintroduction site.
Thanks Fort Lewis for a great education!