Topic ID #21708 - posted 7/21/2012 12:58 PM

B.S. Anthropology (minor in archaeology)


Drew P. Vista 

E-mail:                         Main Phone: 616-710-9167

420 W Fulton St. Apt. 413 Grand Rapids, MI 49504



Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI), 2008-Present

  • Major: Bachelors of Science in Anthropology, Winter 2012
  • Minor: Archaeology, Winter 2010
  • Dean's List, Fall 2008 and Fall 2010
  • Study Abroad Experience:

   Oslo, Norway – University of Oslo, Fall 2011

   Coursework: Introduction to Conservation and Collection Care; Norwegian Life & Society; Norwegian Language Level 1; Runology

   Other experiences: Archaeological Museum of Stavanger; Bronze Age rock carvings in Fluberget, Stavanger; reconstructed Iron Age farm in Ullandhaug, Stavanger; and various runic inscriptions

  • Research Projects/Proposals:

   “An Analysis of Historic Ceramics at the Blendon Landing Site: a preliminary report of socioeconomic status and gender identity”

   “Landscape Archaeology of the South Scandinavian Bronze Age Complex: a report using pottery technology and rock art technique”

   “The Shamanic Development: Archaeological Convenience and Consequence”


Bay De Noc Community College (Escanaba, MI), 2003-2005

  • General Education




Grand Valley State University (Anthropology Dept.)                  August 2009 – May 2012

  • Volunteer lab assistant (unpaid)
  • Responsibilities: Assisting students, as well as faculty, with lab work that needs to get done within the anthropology lab; also ability to work with others and taking responsibility for the lab when supervisors are out.

Grand Valley State University (Anthropology Dept.)                  May 2010 – August 2010

  • Archaeological Field School
  • Responsibilities: Excavation and surveying, working within numerous teams in different situations; ability to take control of a group situation and work effectively and efficiently.

Bay De Noc Community College (Escanaba, MI)                        August 2003 – April 2005

  • Custodial work
  • Responsibilities: Washing windows, sweeping, mopping, taking out garbage, cleaning bathrooms/classrooms, etc.

Real Vista Log Cabins (Family Business),                           February 2000 – August 2010

  • General Labor

·         Responsibilities: Peeling logs, insulating, sanding, bleaching, staining, chainsaw work, drilling, grinding, chinking, etc; also ability to work independently and take control of situations without assistance of supervisor; public relations (internet, graphic design, etc.)



Computer Skills                                                                                        Level

  • Microsoft Software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)                                               Proficient
  • Adobe Photoshop CS 4                                                                                    Proficient
  • SPSS                                                                                                    Beginner
  • Hardware/software knowledge                                                                        Intermediate



  • Experienced in extensive research in various fields; skilled in coming to conclusive decisions based on thoroughly collected data, and doing so among a team of professionals.




  • Grand Valley Anthropology Club

   Member, 2008 – 2010

  • The Archaeological Society of Grand Valley State University

   Founding member, 2009

   Public Relations, 2010

   Member, 2009 – 2012




  • To apply my knowledge in the fields of Anthropology and Archaeology, to the best of my ability, in providing increased awareness to the general public of past cultural lifeways of prehistoric societies. To continue my knowledge of physical, cultural and social development of human beings; maintaining the study of language, traditions, beliefs, possessions, and values of people from all over the world. As the core concept of an anthropologist, it is my duty and responsibility to share and expand on these skills and apply them to the best of my ability to ensure my professionalism, as well as those who I am surrounded by.




Melissa Morison

Associate Professor

Grand Valley State University

260 Lake Huron Hall

1 Campus Dr. Allendale, MI 49401

Phone: (616) 331-3600 


 Janet Brashler           

Associate Professor

Grand Valley State University

1160 Au Sable Hall

1 Campus Dr. Allendale, MI 49401

Phone: (616) 331-3694


Jessica Miller

Graduate Assistant
Illinois State University

Campus Box 4660

Schroeder Hall 332 Normal, IL 61790

Phone: (616) 443-4872



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