Topic ID #39070 - posted 12/21/2017 2:23 PM

BA Cal Grad BioAnth/Osteo Lab/fieldwork Southern CA


Benjamin V. Cervantes • 714-574-1096 • • Santa Ana, CA


Newly minted anthropologist seeking fieldwork and laboratory opportunities in preparation for a graduate education in forensic anthropology.


University of California, Berkeley

  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, August 2017

Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholar

  • Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholars Association             August 2013 to August 2017

  • Recipients represent approximately 1% of top UC Berkeley applicants.

  • Spanish-speaking liaison during the selection process for 200+ students and their families.


Field Work Participant -- Historical Archaeological Sanatorium Project        Weimar, CA, June 2017

  • Experienced with Total Station, Gradiometer, and Magnetometer.

  • Launched 450+ acre map of the Weimar Joint Sanatorium using Geographic Information Systems.

Undergraduate Research Apprentice

Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program                             Berkeley, CA, February -May 2017

  • Conduct a Zooarchaeological Resources Survey Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology collections.

  • Analyze and record the condition of faunal assemblages by establishing a ranking system for easy access.

Teacher’s Assistant

Oakland Unity High School                             January -May 2015

  • Provided one-on-one attention to 30+ struggling students.

  • Developed students’ critical thinking skills to complete Algebra problem sets.

  • Reviewed 50+ students’ written and oral presentation skills in preparation for graduation.

American Cultures Engaged Scholar

Bear Bones Lab                                  Berkeley, CA, October -December 2014

  • Actively worked with the Berkeley-Abiquiu Collaborative Archaeology Project to support the indigenous community partners.

  • Curated 500+ archaeological material evidence to aid elders gain federal recognition.


Recruiter of Public Relations Committee (2014-2017)

University of California Marching Band                              August 2013 -August 2017

  • Spearheaded multicultural recruitment; new member class of 2014 increased 10% in Latinx representation in a 240+ member band.

  • Main recruiter for 25 students with an 80% success rate.

Medical Committee (2014-2017)

University of California Marching Band

  • CPR and First Aid certified to assist 250 to 270 band members during Field Training Program and regular field practices.

Historian (2014-2015)

Anthropology Undergraduate Association                   January 2014 -May 2017

  • Coordinated semesterly interactive visits to the Bancroft Library Archives and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology for 20-30 students.

  • Established a photographic archive for recruitment and publicity; membership doubled by the end of the term.


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