Carly joined Archaeology Southwest in 2017 as a Public Archaeology Specialist, a position that resulted from a partnership among Tonto National Monument, The Desert Learning Center, and Archaeology Southwest. With this unique opportunity she hopes to develop programs to engage and educate the public about archaeology, an endeavor she is passionate about.
After attending field school at Mission Guevavi in 2014, she interned at Petrified Forest National Park and then with Archaeology Southwest. She graduated from the University of Arizona in 2015 with a BA with honors in Anthropology. Since then she has worked for the forest fervice in northern New Mexico on the Southwest Jemez Landscape Restoration Project and on various CRM surveys and excavations in New Mexico and Arizona.
As a native Tucsonan, her love of the Sonoran Desert has only grown with time. She is interested in in zooarchaeology, public archaeology/public outreach, and geoarchaeology. She enjoys spending time with her dogs, travelling, and doing anything outdoors.