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Splash Biography


Major: Anthropology

College/Employer: UC Berkeley

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Rosie is an anthropology and education-focused undergraduate student. Currently, she works at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology as a collections assistant. She is hoping to increase exposure of anthropology to high school students, since it is a subject that many may not know about.

Past Classes

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O736: Night at the (Anthropology) Museum in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 02, 2019)
Discover what happens in museums when the gallery closes and the sun sets! Though it is not exactly how it’s depicted in the movie Night at the Museum, museum managers, assistants, curators, and collectors work behind-the-scenes to ensure the safety and quality of a museum. In this course, you will receive an introduction to museum studies, which includes: artifact curation and preservation, a brief history of museums, and the cultural implications of museums across different geographical regions. On UC Berkeley’s campus, there are several museums, but only one related to anthropology. The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, located in Kroeber Hall, has over 3.8 million human-related objects. After discussing what anthropology is and how it intersects with museums, we will leave the classroom and take a gallery tour of the museum! Through this hybrid course, we will get the chance to learn and experience how anthropological museums function. Note: Please bring your high school ID card for entrance to the Hearst Museum of Anthropology.

O577: Introduction to Anthropology: The Study of Humanity in Splash Spring 19 (Mar. 16, 2019)
Want to research human evolution, find artifacts, trace the DNA in human bones, or perform cross-cultural analyses? These are all things anthropologists do! Anthropology is the interdisciplinary study of humans across dozens of different fields. In this course, we will discuss anthropology in its three major subfields: socio-cultural, archaeology, and biological anthropology. Through this, we will look at what anthropologists do and what jobs they have after graduation. Additionally, we will analyze the practices of anthropology through history and learn how cultural groups have been affected by anthropology in the past, and how modern anthropologists are revolutionizing the field in the future.