Anthropology Spotlight

Anthropology Major
When Riley Boss was a kid growing up in Weare, N.H., her mom used an expression whenever Riley was panicking about getting good grades. The saying, “take the grade and move on,” delivered sound, practical advice about “trusting that things will work themselves out, and that I should focus on things...
History and Anthropology Majors | Higher Education Fundraiser
UNH gave me so many opportunities to shape me into who I am today. I became a more social leader and literally learned how to do my current job from my on-campus job at UNH Phonathon.  
Anthropology and Women's Studies Major | Public Affairs Organizer, Planned Parenthood
Upon graduation from the University of New Hampshire in May 2013 I've jumped right into social justice work.  I have been devoted to the issue of reproductive justice since beginning my time at UNH and I find it very rewarding to find myself in a career path that puts the same emphasis on a topic...
Anthropology and International Affairs Majors | Director, Soccer Without Borders
What were you doing 1 year out of college? Returning to graduate school. What were you doing 5 years out of college? Coordinating professional development for teachers and staff in Baltimore City Public Schools. What are you doing now? Directing a small and growing nonprofit organization serving...
Anthropology and International Affairs Major | Teaching English with Peace Corps
After graduating from UNH in 2011 with a dual major in Anthropology and International Affairs (with minors in Italian and Asian Studies) I joined AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps). I worked with a team of eight people over the course of ten months. Our projects took us to Michigan...
Anthropology and History Major | Deputy Director, Carsey School, UNH.
Read more about Curt Grimm's success using his Anthropology and History degree on UNH Tales. While obtaining my BA in Anthropology and History at UNH, I was very intrigued with the international development work being done in Africa by Anthropology Professors Stephen Reyna and Richard Downs.  After...
Anthropology Major | Anthropology Professor, Syracuse University
Read more about Chistopher DeCorse's success using his Anthropology degree on UNH Tales. 
Anthropology Major | Inpatient Hospice Care
Read more about Justin Lixweiller's success using his Anthropology degree on UNH Tales. As an anthropology undergraduate I pursed coursework and fieldwork in biological anthropology, studies that evolved from interests in forensic anthropology, to bioarchaeology. to public health.  Soon after...
Anthropology Major | Obtaining Masters in Social Work
Read more about Grace Kirkpatrick's success using her Anthropology degree on UNH Tales.
Anthropology Major | Market and Training Coordinator for NASAP
Read more about Charlene Higgins' success using her Anthropology degree on UNH Tales.  
Anthropology Major | Project Director, UNH Sustainability Institute
After graduating from UNH in 2001, I found a 9-month hourly position working at the UNH Sustainability Institute. I was hired to help organize a conference on sustainable agriculture and to help with other food system related work. Fast-forward over a decade later, and I continue to work at the UNH...
Anthropology Major | Human Services
In the first chapter of her career, Kendra Hanlon worked for the benefit of individuals experiencing homelessness in Massachusetts, first in outreach and communications, then in fundraising and development. “It turns out that homelessness is an umbrella term for the failure of multiple social...