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NAPA recently conducted an online interview with Vanessa Terry, NAPA’s 2020 Volunteer of the Year Awardee for the September 2020 issue of NAPA Notes: How did you get your start in anthropology? As an undergrad I had no idea what anthropology was. Then I took an “Intro to Anthro” class and was instantly fascinated by it. So I started taking as

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NAPA recently conducted an online interview with Brandon Meyer, the designer of the new NAPA website, and NAPA’s 2019 Volunteer of the Year Awardee for the November 2019 issue of NAPA Notes: How did you get your start in anthropology?So I started out as a multimedia design major in college before transferring to anthropology and I only really learned about

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Congratulations are in order for NAPA’s Organizational Relations (OR) Committee Member, Joshua Liggett, for his recognition as this year’s Volunteer of the Year. We asked Joshua a few questions for the August 2018 issue of NAPA Notes as he reflects on his time as committee member and Co-Navigator of the Expo: How did you get your start in anthropology? What drew

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2017: Zelda Harrison and Sophie Goodman

NAPA is happy to announce that Zelda Harrison has been named NAPA’s Volunteer of the Year! Zelda launched and has been instrumental in developing NAPA’s Facebook page (, which is a prominent “public face” of NAPA. Also receiving a Special Recognition from NAPA is Sophie Goodman, who is Zelda’s partner in keeping the Facebook content lively and current. [Excerpted from

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2016: Tom Greaves

NAPA’s first Volunteer of the Year awardee is Tom Greaves, who has served as the coordinator for the NAPA Mentor Match program for several years. If you are planning to attend the Minneapolis meeting, come to the NAPA Business Meeting on Friday evening to help celebrate! Tom chose anthropology (initially archaeology) as a life career at age 13 by volunteering

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Kenny Latta

BiographyKenny was raised in Memphis and attended Christian Brothers University, where he completed a BA in Religion and Philosophy in 2010. After completing his degree, he served two years through the Lasallian Volunteers program, tutoring and mentoring in a Catholic high school in New York City. He returned to Memphis in 2012 and enrolled in the graduate program in applied

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Ashley Gallentine

  BiographyAshley Gallentine serves as a Dedicated Advisor with Crimson Clinical Advantage, a division of the Advisory Board Company. She specializes in identifying opportunities for enhancing care management, emergency department utilization, population risk management, and physician engagement in both the acute and ambulatory settings. Prior to this, Ashley was the Community Health Needs Assessment Coordinator at Florida Hospital Tampa for

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Lillie Dao

Conducting a nutrition education activity with children living in the Monteverde Zone of Costa Rica   BiographyLillie U. Dao is an avid social justice advocate devoted to working with underserved and marginalized communities to increase access to health services and health education. She is pursuing a research career in public health with a focus on medical anthropology, health disparities, and

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Nadine Dangerfield

  Biography: Nadine holds a BA in anthropology from Curtin University (Perth, Western Australia) and an MAA from the University of Maryland. Her research interests include interpretation of Native American heritage and new museology. She has collaborated with the Piscataway people of Maryland on several projects and is currently pursuing a Certificate in Museum Scholarship and Material Culture. Nadine serves

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Joe Watkins Interview

The interview below is with Joe Watkins, PhD, Chief of Tribal Relations and American Cultures at the National Park Service and owner of Archaeological and Cultural Education (ACE) Consultants. Terry Redding conducted the interview.

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Susan Tratner Interview

Interview with Susan Tratner, PhD, Associate Professor at SUNY Empire State College. Terry Redding conducted the interview.

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Tanya Rodriguez Interview

The interview below is with Tanya Rodriguez, PhD and Senior Cultural Anthropologist at Hormel Foods. Terry Redding conducted the interview.

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