Anthropology Graduates

Diane Mancini

Diane Mancini Ď14
Anthropology and Spanish dual major NYC Teaching Fellow pursuing a masterís in special education

From the beginning, I was so impressed with the individual attention faculty are willing to give to each student. Both of my advisors were incredibly supportive of all of the projects I undertook at SUNY Oneonta. Because the departments are so small, I was able to get to know all of the faculty on a first-name basis, even professors I didn’t have classes with.

Where are they now?

Anthropology students develop a wider understanding of humans and the human experience, gaining the knowledge and skills to be successful in all kinds of fields. About 75 percent of our students double major, because the study of anthropology complements majors across many disciplines. Here’s a sampling of what some of our recent grads are doing:

Christopher Nicosia ’15 did a summer archeology internship at the American Museum of Natural History before beginning a master’s in anthropology program at Illinois State University.

Georgiana Patterson ’15 is working as an archaeological field technician for Landmark Archeology Inc. in the Albany area.

Alexandra Ali ’15, who double majored in anthropology and psychology, is a counseling intern at Job Corps Academy in New York City.

Diane Mancini ’14, who double majored in anthropology and Spanish, is a NYC Teaching Fellow earning a master’s in special education with a bilingual focus at Long Island University.

Kara Gaffken ’12 is director of public programming at Historic Huguenot Street, a national historic landmark district in New Paltz, NY.

Chris Aucoin ’12, who double majored in anthropology and geology, is a Ph.D. student in stratigraphy and paleontology at the University of Cincinnati.

Marcos Soares ’11, who double majored in anthropology and computer art, is  researcher at Fraunhofer Portugal, a Porto Area, Portugal-based nonprofit, private association devoted to applied research.

Danielle Knapp ’10, who double majored in anthropology and history, is a preparator at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology in Berkeley, CA. 

Rebecca Micalizzi ’10 is an account executive at Pioneer Industries Inc. in Farmingdale, NY

Shawn Gillespie ’09, who doubled majored in anthropology and human biology, is a lab manager/research technologist at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Robyn King ’08, who double majored in anthropology and history, is the museum curator at Naval History & Heritage Command in Bar Habor, Maine.

Krystie Wray ’08 is Engage Life Director for Atria Senior Living in Albany, NY.