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Spring 2020 Graduation: B.A. and B.S. Recipients

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Ada Acero, BA/BS: Ada Acero is a graduating senior majoring in Anthropology, with a minor in French. She hails from Goodyear, AZ but considers Tucson to be her home. During her time at the University of Arizona, Ada engaged in various activities both on and off campus having to do with social justice and hospitality, through many internships and volunteer opportunities she participated in around the city. Some jobs she held on campus included working as an Associate Director & Peer Educator for a sexual assault prevention program (SPEAC), as Head of the Steering Committee in the Ambassador Program for the Colleges of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, and as Desk Manager of the Apache-Santa Cruz Residence Hall front desk for Housing & Residential Life. All the meanwhile, Ada continued to maintain a high GPA and discover the most important study of human life through the School of Anthropology - because of her wonderful advisor, professors, classes, and friends she met along the way, Ada learned to critically think about the true meaning of what it means to be human. After graduation, Ada hopes to use the knowledge and skills she gained from the School of Anthropology in furthering her career/life aspirations and helping others. Thank you SoA, you're the best! 

Kayla Adamiec, BA/BS: I have wanted to study human evolution since Grade 7, and chose University of Arizona for its respected Anthropology Department (and the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show, because I love rocks) and the genetics program of the Ecological and Evolutionary Biology Department. My interest in the human sciences primarily stems from my being raised in a multicultural environment. Aside from rocks and anything to do with human sciences, I am also particularly passionate about stingrays, Star Trek, Polish folk dance, art of any format, and so many other things. Luckily, Tucson addresses all of these interests in one way or another, and therefore has been very beneficial to my growth as an individual—creatively and intellectually. Extra special shout-outs to: Dr. Martin Welker, Dr. James Watson, Dr. Ivy Pike, Dr. Mary Stiner, Dr. Lani Hidalgo, Ann Samuelson, and retired Dr. John Olsen. Thank you to each and every one of you for helping me get where I am today. I couldn’t have done it without your encouragement and kindness!

Loren Aguilar, BA/BS

Mary Banks, BA/BS: I am a Tucson Native with a passion for being outside backpacking or hiking. I love to travel and explore new places. I am a double major and will be graduating with a BA in Anthropology and a BS in Geography with an emphasis on GIS. I hoping to one day use my degrees to find places long forgotten in the Latin America jungles. More specifically in the Andean Mountains.


Rebecca Clements, BA/BS

Daniel Collins, BA/BS

Manuel Colores, BA/BS

Garren Curry, BA/BS

Allison Doty, BA/BS: I majored in Sociocultural Anthropology and Spanish with an emphasis in Hispanic Literature. I am originally from California, but I have grown to love Arizona so I am currently looking for AmeriCorps positions within the state.






Madison Drew, BA/BS: As a Spring 2020 graduate of the Anthropology Department, I have greatly enjoyed my time and experiences at the University of Arizona. Each semester brought something new and allowed me to grow both as a student, and as a person. I was able to explore the archaeology of the world - from the Etruscans to the Southwestern United States - which enabled me to further understand the lives and actions of the people who made the world what it is today. After earning my Bachelor's degree, I plan to pursue a Master's degree in Archaeology, with hopes of working in the American Southwest. I would like to thank my professors for pushing my academic abilities and helping me to understand the exciting world of archaeology. I would also like to thank my family for supporting me in my academic career and future endeavors, I hope I make you proud. 


Dakota Drummond, BA/BS

Christopher Dziadosz, BA/BS: Earning a BA in anthropology from The University of Arizona has been one of the true highlights of my life. As a non-traditional student, I have appreciated every moment I have been fortunate enough to step foot on our beautiful campus and to learn from the foremost experts in our discipline. Anthropology may be one of the most well-rounded degrees because it combines elements of history, sociology, linguistics, the physical sciences, and many others. I have been fortunate to apply what I have learned in practical terms, as I have entered into a career in the academic advising community here at The University.




Emma Eddy, BA/BS: I am a first generation student and proud to be graduating this year! I will have earned two degrees: a degree in Physiology and a degree in Anthropology. My time here in the School of Anthropology has truly been rewarding. I have loved all of the professors I have met during my time and I am grateful for their expertise and knowledge. Thank you for everything I am proud to be an alum!



Ivan Ford, BA/BS: I entered college with the intention of going to med school. In particular, I felt much of the world's problems could be solved by understanding and addressing illnesses of the mind - that suffering could be alleviated through psychological intervention but that this applied to greed and other damaging behaviors. Eventually, becoming interested with Anthro, I realized how multifaceted "alleviating suffering" can be. Our history, society, culture, economy, architecture among other things must also be considered. Learning anthro has helped me understand why things look the way they do and in doing so helped my relationships and personal health. Without this field of study I wouldn't have been compelled to Finnish my undergraduate. I highly recommend it as an undergrad no matter what you plan to ultimately do.


Maya Fuller, BA/BS

Graduated right on time
Now what do I do?





Rebecca Gacha-MacVicar, BA/BS

Bobby Gamba, BA/BS

Tatiana Kemp, BA/BS

Emily Koons, BA/BS: I am very excited to be graduating with my degree in Anthropology from the UA! This year, I will be attending the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences to earn my Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, and I hope to apply the skills I learned from my anthropology degree in every aspect of my graduate career. Thank you UA!






Bailey Lockwood, BA/BS: Throughout her undergraduate career, Bailey has devoted her time to improving the lives of her fellow Tucsonans. Since 2017, Bailey has worked at ArtWorks, an art studio and day program for adults with developmental disabilities. Balancing the roles of teacher, caregiver, advocate, and friend, Bailey collaborates with each artist to hone their expressive voice. Bailey has also worked as a research assistant under Dr. Julie Armin on a project aiming to increase cancer screenings among Native women with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Her Senior thesis, completed under the mentorship of Dr. Janelle Lamoreaux, follows from this work, investigating the representation of Native women with IDD in data systems and paths to improving data equity. Advocating for the young people of Pima County is also a passion for Bailey. In a summer internship with El Rio Health, she helped expand a program that provides free sexual health services to vulnerable Tucson youth. Additionally, Bailey serves as a peer educator in the Mindful Ambassadors, a program of Campus Health that aims to reduce stress and cultivate well-being among students at the University of Arizona. In May, Bailey will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology and a Bachelor of Arts in German Studies. She plans to pursue a dual Ph.D./MD in anthropology and family medicine.

M. Amarie Mace, BA/BS: Four years, three jobs, two degrees, and one honors thesis later...







Caroline Mellon, BA/BS: Graduating with a B.S in biological anthropology and psychology.







Madeline Moeller, BA/BS: Madeline Moeller is graduating with a BA in Anthropology and a BM in Music Performance. During her time at the University of Arizona she has gone on several study abroads, interned at multiple institutions including the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology and the Centro de Investigaciones Regionales de Mesoamerica in Guatemala, and has received multiple awards from the School of Music and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. In her last year, she completed her senior undergraduate thesis entitled "The Age of Reclamation is Over: A Look at the Community Development of Page, Arizona" with the help of her advisors Dr. Lindsay Montgomery and Dr. Emma Blake. She is graduating from the School of Anthropology summa cum laude. 



Zoe Roberts, BA/BS: I did it! Thanks to my Mom, Dad, and Sister for all of the support--could not have done it without you!






Mariagracia McLin Rodriguez, BA/BS: Mariagracia McLin Rodriguez is an Anthropology and Latin American Studies major with a Minor in Africana Studies. She will be attending the University of Texas-Austin to earn a Latin American Studies Masters in the Fall 2020. This year she did an Anthropology internship around Refugee Access to Higher Education. She was also working on a research project on DACAmented College Students with Laura Juarez and Dr.Jill Koyama, which they presented in EQRC Conference this year.




Kevin Sheehan, BA/BS: Kevin Sheehan earned his B.A. in anthropology with a focus in archaeology. He completed a senior thesis titled Lithic Debitage Analysis from Swannie Pueblo, East-Central Arizona. Kevin worked in the office as an office assistant for the School of Anthropology during the 2019-2020 academic year. After graduation, he plans on getting into Cultural Resource Management starting off as a field technician, ideally in the Southwest.

Margret-Anne Shifrin, BA/BS: Hello everyone my name is Margret-Anne Shifrin. I grew up in Sierra Vista, Arizona and moved to Tucson for school in 2014. It’s been five amazingly fun years and I will now be graduating with my Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology, and my minor in Intercultural studies. I would like to say thank you to all of my family and friends that have supported me and encouraged me to reach and achieve my goals!



Olenka Stewart, BA/BS: I am graduating with a BA in Anthropology and a minor in Spanish. If all goes well during these uncertain times, my next stop is London, England to complete my Masters in Intercultural Communications. I am so grateful for the School of Anthropology and all of the professors I've had during my 4 years at the UofA. Thank you.





Amelia Symm, BA/BS: Amelia Symm is graduating with a B.A. and is a triple-major in Anthropology, Classics, and Religious Studies 




Michael Welborn, BA/BS: Michael R. Welborn II, BA Anthropology, sociocultural focus, minor in Development of the American West. Currently writing a continuation of previous scholarship on the Navajo-Churro sheep; singularizing settler absurdity with sheep.
Dean's List With Distinction, Fall 2019
Survivor, Spring 2020.
Finally, finish with a sentence that’s personal: add a hobby, a pet’s name, the city you live in—whatever you are comfortable with that is personal but not too private.
"L'absurde naît de cette confrontation entre l'appel humain et le silence déraisonnable de monde." —Albert Camus



Vicktoria Wilcox, BA/BS: Double Major in Anthropology and Classical Civilizations with a minor in Creative Writing.