Topic ID #22529 - posted 8/22/2012 1:22 PM

Recent college grad searching for lab or field experience. Has experience with human bone


I am a recent college grad looking for experience in the lab or as a field tech. I have experience with human bone. I work well in a group setting as well as on individual projects.

Maria Louisa Cox


(651) 491-6700                               



 B.A.     The College of Wooster, Anthropology                                                          14 May 2012

              Minored in Psychology

              Advisor: Dr. Pam Frese

              Second Reader: Dr. Thomas Tierney

            Undergraduate Thesis Title:  “Breaking Down the Bones: Understanding the Occupation of Forensic Anthropology”

Undergraduate Junior Thesis Title: “Tatu: Tattooing in the Lesbian Community”


Relevant Course Work: Human Anatomy and Physiology; Medical Anthropology; Intro to Archaeology; Introductory Chemistry; Physical Anthropology; Behavioral Neuroscience; Law and Psych Research; Social Psych; Child and Adolescent Development; Research Methods; Foundations in Biology


Field School  Kampsville Archaeological Field School, Arizona State University   Summer 2012

            Human Osteology and Bioarchaeology Program under Dr. Jane Buikstra

            Intermediate Level

            Independent Research Project Title: “Analysis of Commingled Remains from Carter Site 2-15”



Competitive Honors



Youth Counselor, Tubman Crisis Organization, MN                                                Summer 2010

            Planned activities for youth at three women’s shelters in the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs. Provided physical and emotional care for youth infant-16 years.


Awards and Honors

Henry J. Copeland Grant, The College of Wooster                                                       Fall 2011

            Awarded to extended research for undergraduate thesis.


Make A Difference Scholarship, The College of Wooster                                            2008-2012


Leadership and Diversity Scholarship, The College of Wooster                                          2008


Dean’s List, The College of Wooster   (3x)                                                                              


Psi Chi, Wooster Chapter                                                                                          2010–Present

            Psychology Honors Society   


Gold Award, Girl Scouts of America                                                                           Spring 2008                 



Research Experience


Kampsville Archaeological Field School, ASU                                                       Summer 2012

            Hands-on experience with human bone. Experience with basic sex and age estimations as well as handling commingled remains.


Undergraduate Thesis, The College of Wooster                                         Fall 2011-Spring 2012

            Designed and implemented own study. Including literary review, construction of a survey, and interviews with eight forensic anthropologists associated with a research center for forensic anthropology. Concludes in analysis and final report.





Volunteer, The Vote No Campaign, MN                                                        Spring 2012- Present

            Work with the South Washington County office. Phone bank. Recruitment.


Volunteer, Wayne County Humane Society                                                                   2008-2012




  • Knowledge of Basic American Sign Language
  • Knowledge of basic computer, filing, and office work
  • Customer service experience/ Good interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable with the Library of Congress system and the Millennium computer program due to working in The College of Wooster Libraries from 2008-2012.
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office applications.






Forensic Anthropology (Human Rights Investigation), Theater (Acting and Directing), Dance (Choreography)



References furnished upon request.


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