It may sound silly, but as a Southern California kid, coming to a city with an amazing network of public transportation options was impressive. Most of our lives are governed by some sense of cost vs distance. And my entire youth, and subsequently the conception of my universe, was structured according to how easy it was to drive to a location, and during what hours. Having access to taxis, subways, trains, ubers, and -most importantly- my feet, as legitimate and cost effective means of travel changed my life.
What can we catch you doing outside of class?
Last year I ran the undergrad Anthro club, but this year, most of my time is spent preparing for my upcoming graduation. The time when I’m not studying is spent in Brooklyn. I like to take photographs.
What drew you to Anthropology?
Archaeology drew me to anthropology, and geology drew me to archaeology. My grandfather is a geologist, and his arcane collections used to fascinate me. And while private collections are not something appropriate for human material remains, there was something about the process of excavation and discovery that really appealed to me. Perhaps it was a romantic fascination that first brought me to archaeology, I read a lot of adventure narratives when I was young.