Sociology & Anthropology Stories
United States Forest Service
Career Path and Life Passions
As an archeologist for the Forest Service, it is Zach’s job to manage projects including archeological sites for local tribes. Through his ability to work with people from many different backgrounds, Zach understands how cultural values shape identity. Being sensitive to histories allows him to have successful interactions with the people he works with.
Useful Job Skills
The most useful thing Zach learned from the Anthropology program was understanding biases and acknowledging that everyone operates within their learned biases. He believes his gained experience in cultural anthropology set him up well for the basic archaeology principles. He adds: