COVID-19: My Health Diary

Traveling is a big part of my job. Since I work remote traveling is a means of connecting with coworkers, vendors and building relationships that otherwise are lost. Connecting with others is one of the most important things for me. I am a working mother with 2 children+2 pets, recently engaged, and back at schoolContinue reading “COVID-19: My Health Diary”

Sociology vs. Cultural Anthropology

Last semester I took an introductory class on cultural anthropology and this semester I am wrapping up my introductory class in sociology. As I near the end of the semester, I realize that the sociology class has been much more meaningful to me than the cultural anthropology class. Each week the discussions and videos supplementingContinue reading “Sociology vs. Cultural Anthropology”

Manzanar National Historic Site 51st Annual Pilgrimage

The unfortunate events at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 are a regrettable memory in U. S. History and an onset to the U.S. participation in World War II. What followed after that was much more grim. Japanese persecution and xenophobia grew every day in the United States. By February of 1942, the U.S. presidentContinue reading “Manzanar National Historic Site 51st Annual Pilgrimage”

Should Genetic Engineering in Humans be allowed in the United States?

The first unit of my Biological Anthropology course focused on Darwin, genetics, and evolution. During class this unit of learning proved to be controversial because of religious and personal beliefs that conflicted with science. Similarly, for our class research paper we had to select from one of three topics, and I was immediately attracted toContinue reading “Should Genetic Engineering in Humans be allowed in the United States?”

Census 2020: Race is Real

Applying for a job is stressful, the uncertainty of the process and financial pressures usually surrounding it exacerbate all emotions. Cumbersome job applications take us through the cliff notes of our life and present us with questions that we give little thought to day-to-day. As I turn the corner of 30, one of the mostContinue reading “Census 2020: Race is Real”

Social Distancing – Blessing in Disguise

My, my, my – how the world has changed in 2 weeks. As we adapt to the new normal, the new buzzword we are hearing about is “social distancing”. What is it and why is relevant during these times? Social distancing is the reduction of human contact through changes in behavior to reduce the transmissionContinue reading “Social Distancing – Blessing in Disguise”

Anthropology Day 2020

The American Anthropological Association (AAA) says, “Anthropology Day is a day for anthropologists to celebrate our discipline while sharing it with the world around us.” An event is hosted every year on the 3rd Thursday in February, so students across the world can participate in activities that bring awareness and promote learning in the fieldContinue reading “Anthropology Day 2020”

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – How this Pandemic is Influencing our Lives

Plague, Spanish flu, H1N1, and now the Coronavirus – all declared pandemics at one point or another by the World Health Organization (WHO). Pandemic refers to the widespread epidemic of a contagious disease throughout a country or two or more continents. (Rutherford, 2016.) These diseases swept the world and took the media for a spinContinue reading “Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – How this Pandemic is Influencing our Lives”

Who is Dian Fossey?

Yesterday was International Women’s Day and I decided to read “Who Is Jane Goodall?”, by Roberta Edwards from the New York Times Best-Selling Who Was Series. Only two chapters in and I heard the name Dian Fossey for the very first time and decided to look her up. Ultimately, I was impressed with her accomplishmentsContinue reading “Who is Dian Fossey?”

What is Anthropology?

Anthropology is the study of humans, past and present. Anthro- po- lo- gy says: 1. Anthro or Anthropo prefix comes from the Greek word meaning “human”. 2. -ology suffix that means the study of. Because the study of humans past and present is such a broad category, Anthropology has been divided into four fieldsContinue reading “What is Anthropology?”