Elizabeth joined the Museum in her current role as collections assistant for the WS Ranch Archaeological Project in July of 2022. She has worked in a wide variety of museum collections and archives for 4 years, including as the Robert L. Akerley Anthropology intern at DMNS in the summer of 2021. Elizabeth manages the WS Ranch Archaeological Project, ensuring the WS Ranch collection is housed and cataloged properly.
Elizabeth earned Bachelor’s degrees in Anthropology and Classical Studies from Purdue University, and found her passion for archaeology and museum collections during her studies. She then earned her Master’s degree in Museum Studies from the University of Colorado, Boulder. In addition to the care of physical objects in museum collections, Elizabeth’s research interests lie in the creation of 3D scans of museum objects and maintaining those digital assets into the future.