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Underwater Science Former Students

    Abby Yates is a graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences with a BA in Spanish Linguistics with honors. She has a minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Abby has participated in the Dominican Republic field school and currently works in the Underwater Science Laboratory with 16th and 17th Century document transcription and translation. Her interests include Latin American history and culture. Abby is currently pursuing her PADI Divemaster certification.


    Chrissy Day is a Research Assistant completing her degree in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies, School of Public Health. Additionally, she will complete her certificate in Underwater Resource Management in December 2013. Chrissy completed the Living Museums of the Sea Dominican Republic field research project summer 2013. She is interested in sustainable tourism, public outreach, and interpretation of significant underwater cultural and associated biological resources. Chrissy is assisting with interpretation for the National Geographic Treasures of the Earth exhibit at the Indianapolis Children's Museum. She is also completing her Professional Diver Development within the Acedemic Diving Program at Indiana University Bloomington.  



    Vickery Lauro is a graduate of Indiana University with degrees in Underwater Archaeology and Anthropology, with a Certificate in Underwater Resource Management. Her interests include prehistoric sites and civilizations. She has participated in field schools in the Dominican Republic and has worked in the Underwater Science laboratory and at the Indianapolis Children's Museum with artifact conservation and replication.



    Olivia Thomas graduated with honors in December 2013 with a degree from the Individualized Major Program (IMP) in Underwater Archaeology, Anthropology, and Classical Civilizations along with an Underwater Resource Management certificate. Her research focus is on early 18th Century Spanish maritime trade and daily life on board ships. She has participated in underwater field research in the Dominican Republic in addition to laboratory work on artifact conservation and documentation. Olivia is also a certified PADI Open Water Dive Instructor.

     

     

    Sam Erotas is a graduate of Indiana University, graduating with a degree in Underwater Archaeology as well as a major in Anthropology with an additional Underwater Resource Management certificate. His research focus was on colonial era Spanish maritime armaments. He has participated in underwater field research in the Dominican Republic in addition to laboratory work on artifact conservation and documentation.


 

Morgan Wooderson is a graduate with a degree in Underwater Archaeology through the Individualized Major Program (IMP) as well as Anthropology and a certificate in Underwater Resource Management. Her main research interest is cultural exchange. She has participated in laboratory research and artifact conservation with the Office of Underwater Science as well as at The Indianapolis Children's Museum.

 


Kara Hall is a Research Assistant completing her degree in Environmental Management in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, as well as a Certificate in Underwater Resource Management. Kara participated in two Living Museums of the Sea field schools ??in the Dominican Republic in 2013 and 2014. She also assisted in outreach and the conservation of maritime artifacts at the National Geographic Treasures of the Earth exhibit at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Kara was also selected by the Our World Underwater Scholarship Society as their 2015 intern with marine conservation organization REEF. Currently, Kara is working on completing her Divemaster certification through the Academic Diving Program. Her interests include marine conservation, natural resource management, and tropical fish identification.

 

 


David Sellers is a Indiana University graduate with degrees in Underwater Archaeology and Anthropology, as well as a certificate in Underwater Resource Management. Projects in which he has participated include the Dominican Republic 2012/2014 and Key Largo 2013 field schools as well as a museum practicum at the Indianapolis Children's Museum working to restore and conserve artifacts for research and exhibit purposes. Dave is a certified PADI Divemaster.