The U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
ACE USFS Inyo National Forest Archaeological Technician Fellow
Jessica received her Bachelor’s degree in anthropology from UCLA and is currently working on her Master’s in Historical Archaeology from the University of Leicester. After completion of her dissertation, she hopes to earn her certificate in Geographical Information Systems so she can find a job in the field of archaeology in the southwestern United States working closely with mapping and geography. She has volunteered and worked surveying state parks, conserving rock gardens at Manzanar National Monument, excavating near Bakersfield with the University, sorting through artifact collections in labs, and surveying in Lone Pine. During her ACE Fellowship, she has been working for the South Zone Archaeologist for the Inyo National Forest as an archaeology technician. While she occasionally helps with field work, her main priorities are to compile technical reports utilizing field data and ArcGIS. Through her fellowship with ACE she has learned so much about practical archaeology in the United States, what it is like to work in federal archaeology, the politics and negotiations that take place between the government and the tribes, technical report-writing, ArcGIS, etc.! Jessica loves to read, travel, sketch, and share meals and conversation with friends and family in her free time.