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Mario Zimmermann, Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor

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“One thing I really like about Boise is the fact that it only takes me a couple of minutes to walk from my office to the river and sink my feet in the water. Very relaxing!!!”

Mario Zimmermann is an archaeologist specializing in paleoethnobotany (the study of human-plant relationships in the past). He was born and raised in (Eastern) Germany. He joined the Department of Anthropology at Boise State University as a Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor in Summer 2023.

Mario received his undergrad and his master’s degrees from the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán in Mérida, Mexico. His doctoral degree was awarded by Washington State University.

Mario enjoys spending time with his wife, their son, and their dog. He loves gardening, hiking, cooking and baking. He would also be really happy if he could join other faculty in a group playing either soccer or basketball.

Given that Mario never engaged in any higher education in his home country, he is a big advocate of international education. Mario encourages everyone interested in following their passions. Studying abroad requires either a lot of money or a lot of patience, but the rewards in terms of not only academic but also personal growth make it absolutely worthwhile.