Graduating Year: 2023
Education: BA in History
Future Goals: Elena is currently pursuing an M.A. in Asian Studies at Indiana University (Bloomington), to further her path towards becoming a college professor.
Graduating Year: 2022
Education: BA in History, with a minor in Black Studies
Current Career: Digital Specialist at the Boone County Public Library and researcher at The Reckoning, a non-profit focused on examining the legacy of slavery in America and creating ways for communities to engage in information through research projects, media productions, educational curricula, online content, and other means.
Future Goals: Alisha plans to further her education with a Master's in Public History at Northern and then achieve a position as a Museum Director, where she can demonstrate her passion for Black History awoken through my courses here at NKU.
Graduating Year: 2024
Education: Pursuing a BA in Anthropology, with minors in Ancient Civilization, Biology, History, and Interdisciplinary Honors
Ansley is a very active student scholar. In the summer of 2023, she helped to conduct research on the development of social relationships in wild olive baboons at the Uaso Ngiro Baboon Project in Laikipia, Kenya, under the mentorship of Dr. Monica Wakefield. Her research was funded by a Collaborative Faculty-Student Project Award from the NKU College of Arts and Sciences (awarded to Dr. Monica Wakefield with Ansley Cahill as named student) and a Swarts-Milburn Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the NKU College of Arts and Sciences (awarded to Ansley Cahill).
Ansley is a recipient of Founders Merit-Based Scholarship. In April 2023, Ansley presented original research to the Committee on Diversity Undergraduate Research Symposium at the American Association of Biological Anthropologists Annual Meeting, Reno, NV. Ansley’s academic performance is outstanding. She currently has a GPA of 3.9, and has consistently been on the Dean’s and the President’s Honor’s lists since 2020. She is a very active community member.
She is a member of the Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honors Society as well as the Baboon Lab Group (Fall 2022 – present). She also serves as a University Housing Residential Assistant (Fall 2022 – present). She has also served as Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for ANT 202 Biological Anthropology (Fall 2021 & Spring 2022). Ansley is the current Vice-President of the SAPiens Student Society.
Future Plans: Ansley would like to continue working with Dr. Wakefield and the Baboon Lab Group to analyze the data she collects this summer to present at multiple conferences over the academic year. After graduation in Spring 2024, Ansley plans to pursue graduate studies in Biological or Archaeological Anthropology.
Graduating Year: 2020
Education: BA in History, with minors in Ancient Civilizations and Archaeology
Seth is an emerging museum professional, with an interest in American history and its preservation and interpretation for the public, particularly in house museum settings. He has an experience with museum collections, specifically with artifact handling, object care, and collection management software; and with interpretation of historic homes. He has also worked in exhibit research, design, and installation.
He has a master’s degree in Public History and a bachelor’s degree in History and Archaeology from Northern Kentucky University. He received the 2022’s Outstanding Graduate Student in Public History Studies Award and 2020’s Outstanding Student in Ancient Civilizations Studies Award.
Current Career: National Park Service Museum Technician & Public Historian
Graduating Year: 2023
Education: BS in Computer Information Technology, with a minor in Women's & Gender Studies
Career Goals: Technology Industry