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Alumni Profiles

Success Stories

  • Keitha Leah Madison

    UX/Process Designer

    I’ve used my anthropology degree from Boise State to become a UX/Process Designer. The skillset 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.

    I’ve used my anthropology degree from Boise State to become a UX/Process Designer. The skillset 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

    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 the Geosciences Department at BSU.

    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 the Geosciences Department at BSU.

  • 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.

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

  • Natalie Ferri

    Researcher

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

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

  • Mathew Douraghi

    Medical Anthropologist/Clinical Researcher

    Mathew’s professional journey has taken him from public health research to working with veterans on drug addiction, to researching cancer.

    Mathew’s professional journey has taken him from public health research to working with veterans on drug addiction, to researching cancer.

  • Kersti H. Kennedy

    Attorney

    Kersti’s degree in Anthropology has influenced her life in three broad ways: 1)by changing how she goes about daily living; 2) by informing how she thinks about her relationships and interactions with other people, and 3) by understanding the world of human behavior at a deeper level.

    Kersti’s degree in Anthropology has influenced her life in three broad ways: 1)by changing how she goes about daily living; 2) by informing how she thinks about her relationships and interactions with other people, and 3) by understanding the world of human behavior at a deeper level.

  • Drew McGuire

    Community Development Planner

    Drew’s education in anthropology has facilitated his success in the field of Community Development.

    Drew’s education in anthropology has facilitated his success in the field of Community Development.

  • David Christensen

    Archaeologist

    David is an archaeologist in Vernal Utah working for the BLM.

    David is an archaeologist in Vernal Utah working for the BLM.

  • Student Margaret Amundson standing next to a camel

    Margaret Amundson

    Classical Archaeology

    Margaret began her undergraduate studies in marketing and discovered an interest in ancient history, archaeology, and cultural studies. Margaret has gone on to pursue a Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology and has participated in archaeological expeditions.

    Margaret began her undergraduate studies in marketing and discovered an interest in ancient history, archaeology, and cultural studies. Margaret has gone on to pursue a Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology and has participated in archaeological expeditions.

  • Shane Scaggs

    Graduate Student

    Shane had the opportunity to gain applied experience with the Alaskan Department of Fish and Game.

    Shane had the opportunity to gain applied experience with the Alaskan Department of Fish and Game.

  • Bill Holland-Smith

    Non-traditional Student

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

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