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Classics: Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations and Anthropology Majors
I have always been fascinated by ancient cultures and their influence on our modern lives. I have also always felt connected to the clues they have left behind in their literature, architecture and the material remains we now call artifacts. I always wanted to become an archaeologist and had a…
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Anthropology Major
Sometimes taking your time can lead to a direction you never considered taking. That was the case for Dariya Steele ’23. She entered UNH undeclared and tried on a few majors before settling on anthropology. “It took me awhile to find my place,” Steele says. “I took one anthropology class for a…
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Anthropology and History Majors
Originally from the small town of Homewood, Ala., Sarah Jarrar found a home at UNH as a sophomore transfer student in 2018. “I immediately felt welcomed by the faculty,” she says, “and was eager to learn more about what UNH had to offer.” A commuter student from Bow, NH, Jarrar has maximized her…
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Anthropology and History Majors
Growing up in Sunapee, N.H., Katie Titus had a strong feeling she’d wind up at UNH. Both of her older brothers attended UNH, and the university met her chief criterion of being “not too far away to go home when I wanted to,” yet rife “with opportunities to study different subjects and see a bit of…
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Anthropology and Sustainability Majors
One of Caitlin Burnett’s ’20 fondest academic memories is taking Ethnographic Methods with Dr. Svetlana Peshkova. The professor told the class to find a tree in College Woods and describe it in every way possible. Caitlin not only felt and observed a tree, but also tasted it by eating a piece of…
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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…
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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.  
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Anthropology Major | Anthropology Professor, Syracuse University
Read more about Chistopher DeCorse's success using his Anthropology degree on UNH Tales. 
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