I am interested in the several different ways in which archaeology intersects with various disciplines including cultural anthropology and history. Using multiple perspectives my research seeks to reach a deeper understanding of the Asian American experience. My MA project examined the use of gardens at Gila River a World War II Japanese Incarceration Camp. At Stanford I plan to continue this research, examining the material remains at Gila River and working with the various communities which have connections to the site.
I received my MA (Hons) form the University of Edinburgh in Archaeology and Social Anthropology and an MA in Anthropology from San Francisco State University. I have worked in archaeology in Northern California for Stanford Heritage Services and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area for the past eight years.