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Keitha Leah Madison

UX/Process Designer

I’ve used my anthropology degree from Boise State to become a UX/Process Designer. The skill set necessary aligns perfectly with my degree, and I love my job! The biggest challenge is communicating the value and applicability to those in a position to hire; however, if they’re not able to make the connection, I wouldn’t really want to work for them anyway.


Matthew Wordell

Papua New Guinea volcano by Matthew Wordell

Design Photographer

After completing my undergrad at Boise State, an unlikely career in design and photography developed, leading me to become involved in documenting the volcanological work of…….

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Cristen Iris

Developmental Editor, Collaborator, Ghostwriter, Speaker

Cristen’s experience in Anthropology helped her to ask “Why” and “What” questions of her clients and herself….

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Natalie Ferri


While living in Thailand, I came face-to-face with human trafficking,
and I vowed to work towards a future career advocating and taking
actions against trafficking…..

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Mathew Douraghi

Medical Anthropologist/ Clinical Researcher

My professional journey has taken me from public health research,
to working with veterans on drug addiction, to researching cancer…

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Kersti H. Kennedy


My anthropology studies have influenced my life in three broad ways:

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Drew McGuire

Community Development Planner

My education in anthropology has facilitated my success in the field of Community Development because…

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David Christensen standing next to statueDavid Christensen


I am an archaeologist in Vernal, UT, working for the BLM.

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Margaret Amundson with camelsMargaret Amundson

Classical Archaeology

I just returned from an archaeological expedition to…

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Shane Scaggs

Graduate Student

I am very fortunate to be gaining applied experience with the Alaskan Department of Fish and Game…

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Bill Holland-Smith

Non-traditional StudentBill with mountain goat

The cross-cultural perspective of anthropology brought unity….to my personal development and enriched my life by providing insight not only into the behavior of others but my own behavior as well.

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