Kathleen Bader started working for Archaeology Southwest in 2011, and she serves as the Development and Design Coordinator. She is responsible for Archaeology Southwest’s membership program, and she also provides overall fundraising support. Serving also as the in-house graphic designer, she regularly creates and prepares layouts, graphics, and imagery for a variety of print and online media, including Archaeology Southwest Magazine and www.archaeologysouthwest.org.
Prior to working for Archaeology Southwest, Kathleen worked with members and donors at the Nasher Museum of Art, the Arizona Theatre Company, and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Hailing originally from the Northeast, she nevertheless feels more at home in the expansive deserts of the American Southwest. Fascinated by the ways in which the desert often preserves and makes visible the events of its own history, she enjoys working with archaeologists in order to better understand the story that lies just beneath the surface of this ever-intriguing landscape.
Kathleen’s passion for the Sonoran Desert is matched by her love for music: she holds a B.A. in music from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in music composition from Duke University. Over the years, Kathleen has found that these two interests go hand in hand, and she is exploring the intersections between her music and natural phenomena.