Dawn's Academic and Future Career
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After beginning my academic career in community college, I have managed to graduate (with honors) with a B.S. in Anthropology from PSU focusing on evolutionary biology and Native North American archaeology. After much struggle, graduating during the ...
After beginning my academic career in community college, I have managed to graduate (with honors) with a B.S. in Anthropology from PSU focusing on evolutionary biology and Native North American archaeology. After much struggle, graduating during the terrible economic crisis of 2008, I managed to piece together enough money to move to New York so that I could one day achieve my dream of attending NYU for my graduate education. After 2 years of odd-jobs at Hasidic medical supply companies and crazy real estate firms in New York, I was accepted into the Program for Museum Studies at NYU. This program has allowed me access to some of the most dynamic museums in the world as well as access to some of the greatest minds in the field. I have maintained a 3.8 GPA focusing my research on the return of Native American human remains and funerary objects from natural history collections to the cultures to which they belong. This is extremely important work not only for museum and Native American communities, but for me personally. I have strived to complete this work since I first read about the challenges surrounding the unearthing of Kennewick Man when I was 17 years old (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kennewick_Man). The government has cancelled my loan that I was relying on to attend NYU. I was not given proper notification and now am already halfway through my master's program (nearly done with my coursework) and halfway into the current term (with half of my tuition paid). I am now shamelessly campaigning for my own academic and professional career- one that I have never wavered on fostering for the past 9 years. Any of you who know me at all know that my education and work is my entire life. Please help if you can understand the predicament of being so close to your dream that you can almost touch it and having the government unceremoniously pull the rug out from under you.
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