Kamillia’s first backpacking trip at the age of four started a life-long love of exploring and protecting public lands and wilderness. This passion led to a career with conservation corps in Oregon, Washington, New Hampshire, and Arizona. Kamillia moved to Tucson in 2002 and immediately fell in love with the Sonoran Desert. After twelve years of leading youth development focused conservation programs, including as the Executive Director of Southwest Conservation Corps, Kamillia decided to follow another of her passions – experiencing and learning about foreign cultures. She co-founded and served as the Director of Operations of Ceiba, a study abroad and internship program in Antigua, Guatemala. Kamillia joined the team at Archaeology Southwest in 2016 and is excited to contribute her non-profit management skills to our conservation-based mission of site protection.
Kamillia grew up in Boulder, Colorado and has a BA in Comparative Literature and French from Columbia University in New York City. Her explorations have led her though Europe, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Morocco, Mauritania, Mali, Cape Verde, Baja, and on a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail.