Abby received her B.A. in Anthropology from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she fell into CRM archaeology and museum collections management. She has worked to interpret archaeological sites in collaboration with Dakota communities in Minnesota, shovel bummed her way around the Twin Cities metro area, and worked in collections for the Natural History Museum of Utah and the Science Museum of Minnesota. Before coming to ASW, she interned for the Bureau of Land Management Utah State Office working with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). She is currently a Museum Technician at the Western Archeological and Conservation Center (WACC), where she supervises student museum specialists on collections management projects for the National Park Service. Abby believes that archaeology, in situ and in collections, is a tangible way to get people to care about the land they inhabit, and the deep, complex stories of the people who have lived there throughout time.