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.

Mason McKinney

Mason McKinney is a first year Masters student at UNL. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Nevada, Reno with a major in anthropology and a minor, in biological anthropology. His time at Nevada was spent conducting research regarding the intra and interobserver error rates in dental metrics, collecting data regarding the frequencies of rocker jaw around the world, and learning from his mentors at the medical examiner’s office. Mason hopes to receive a Masters in Anthropology and earn Forensic Anthropology Certificate.

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.