Desiree Mitchell is an Anthropology Major who graduated from Adelphi University in 2014.

Hicksville, NY

Bachelor of Arts


Describe your experiences at Adelphi with the faculty and/or your classmates:
The Anthropology Department Professors and students are wonderful. Since our department is small we have a lot of one on one time with the professors and through the Anthropology Club and Lambda Alpha we are able to discuss and analyze topics with the professors and other students that are relevant to anthropology. The anthropology department is a tight nit community and we all look out for each other.

What accomplishment are you most proud of during your college career?
Presenting at the 41st Annual Alaska Anthropological Association Conference in Fairbanks, Alaska

Plans after graduation:
I’ve been accepted to the University College of London for a Master’s of Science in Skeletal and Dental Bio-archaeology. I plan to get my PhD in Northern Archaeology at the University of Aberdeen.

What is your aspirations/dream job?
To perform research in the field of anthropology/archaeology, particularly in Alaska and Europe.

What types of extracurricular activities are you involved with?
President of Lambda Alpha Nu
Treasurer of Anthropology Club

Do you hold any on campus jobs?
 am a full time student, a part time worker at the Department of Public Safety and Transportation and a Volunteer Lab Assistant at the Archaeology Lab.

Do you have any hobbies?
I like to draw, particularly Scientific Illustrations and Technical Drawings in physical Anthropology and Archaeology. I love to analyze skeletal and dental remains as well as lithic materials.

What awards/honors have you received?
2014 Panayotis Agelarakis Scholarship Award, Adelphi University Research Poster Presentation Honorable Mention 2013 (Technical Drawing in Archaeology and Physical Anthropology), Lambda Alpha Nu (National Anthropology Honor Society), Big Guy Foundation Grant (2011-Present), Freshman Recognition Award (April 2011), Dean’s List (2010-Present), High School Achievement Award (2010-Present), Recognition Award (2010-Present)

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