Danielle Russell

Danielle RussellIntern

Danielle graduated with a dual B.A. from Western Colorado University in Anthropology and Psychology in May 2020, primarily focused on cultural anthropology. Her undergraduate thesis was developed while in ethnographic field school with Dr. Lynn Sikkink and it highlighted naturopathic practitioners in the southwestern United States. After graduating, she worked as an archaeological field technician in Gunnison, Colorado before interning at the Edge of the Cedars State Museum in Blanding, Utah. Under the mentorship of Jonathan Till, Danielle gained immeasurable knowledge of museum curation, community engagement and, most importantly, the collaboration and partnership with the local Native American peoples. She hopes to attend graduate school in the future to study cultural anthropology.

I have been using eHRAF throughout my entire undergraduate career, so I am excited to be a part of the team this year! I am delighted for the opportunity to contribute to the HRAF and Explaining Human Culture databases and to expand my knowledge as a Melvin Ember intern.