Kate Hodge Anthropology and History Major
After watching a documentary about Ancient Egypt at the age of three, Kate knew she wanted to be an archaeologist. She double majored in Anthropology and History at the University of Chicago She started volunteering in Paul Sereno’s Fossil Lab as a first year her second week of fall quarter. After prepping fossils for a year, she started volunteering in the Gobero Lab as well. At the end of her second year, she became the student manager of Paul Sereno’s Gobero Archaeology Lab.
As student manager of the Gobero Lab, Kate started several projects in creating archival quality storage for all artifacts, ensuring all artifacts were clearly labeled, photographing them, and working with archaeological GIS. She started working on a database with OCHRE for the collection in January of 2018 which is nearly complete and contains searchable data on every artifact, their field notes, photographs, and spatial data for the entire site. Kate had also started inputting paleontological data into OCHRE. She also started a volunteer program for the lab and taught four different undergraduate students.
Beyond working in the Archaeology Lab, Kate enjoyed teaching others about archaeology and worked as an Education Facilitator at the Oriental Institute. She also had an internship at the Field Museum as an Anthropology Intern under Dr. Ryan Williams, and learned more advanced curation and research techniques to bring back to the Gobero Lab. She loves giving tours of the archaeology and fossil labs as well.
Kate has since graduated and is now working as Public Education Coordinator for Project Archaeology at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT. She is helping develop curricula for archaeological education and outreach.