Current MA students in anthropology

Ella Axelrod

Ella Axelrod received their Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Colorado College in May, 2019. While at Colorado College, they completed a research project in partnership with the US Forest Service on a cache of historic artifacts found on BLM land in southern Colorado. They've partnered with University of Wisconsin's Missing in Action Recovery and Identification Project for the past five years doing WWII remains recovery in France and Belgium. Ella is interested in historic archaeology and archaeological applications in a forensic setting.

Caitlyn Figueroa

Caitlyn Figueroa is a first-generation student and beginning her first year of her Master’s in anthropology. Caitlyn received her first Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Stetson University. She received a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology from the University of South Florida. At the University of Florida, she volunteered with the FL Institute of Forensic Anthropology & Applied Sciences doing recoveries from their research facility and processing bones within the dry lab. She also assisted in creating a museum exhibit on 45 unmarked cemeteries within the Tampa Bay area. Caitlyn is interested in modern forensic cases, bioarcheology, and osteobiography.

Miranda Kennison

Finn Kennison is a first generation student who graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a BA in Anthropology with a strong interest in Biological Anthropology and Archaeology. Now, on the Forensic Archaeology track at UNL, their interests include studying modern forensic cases, post-colonial conflict, as well as historic and military archaeology. They have previously been a part of the University of Wisconsin Missing in Action Recovery and Identification Project's 2019 case in Belgium, and looks forward to participating again in the future. In their free time, they enjoy hiking, horsemanship, playing with their cat, and playing video games.

Maggie Klemm

Maggie Klemm received her BS from Western Carolina University with degrees in Anthropology (forensic concentration) and Psychology. While at Western, she was a research assistant and volunteer at the Forensic Osteology Research Station (FOREST), applying field recovery skills and studying human decomposition. She also conducted research on the animal scavengers in the Western North Carolina region, studying the damages they leave on skeletal remains. Now a graduate student at UNL, she is working towards her MA in anthropology and the forensic anthropology graduate certificate to continue pursuing her interests in the field.