Curriculum Vitae

Anna K Trainer

1208 5th St NW Apt 203 Washington, D.C. 20001

Email: aktrainer@gmail.com | Phone: (513)254-7341

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Human skeletal biology and morphology; human adaptation to climate change in the past and present; the evolution of the genus Homo; general topics in evolution, public health, and public science education. 

EDUCATION

 2013    Colorado State University (CSU)     M.A., Biological Anthropology

2008    University of Cincinnati (UC)         B.A., Anthropology

PUBLICATIONS     

2013    Beeton, T., Glantz, M.M., Trainer, A., Temirbekov, S., Reich, R.  The fundamental hominin niche in late Pleistocene Central Asia:  a preliminary refugium model.  Journal of Biogeography

 2013    Trainer, A. No chin left behind: The variation and morphological integration of the modern human mentum osseum.  Master’s Thesis, Colorado State University

2012    Trainer, A. Evidence of juvenile scurvy: A case study from the Lower Illinois River Valley. Furthering Perspectives, Anthropology Graduate Student Society, Colorado State University, Colorado. Vol. 5, pp. 42-58.

UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE           

 2011-2012       Instructor of Record, Human Origins & Variation Laboratory, CSU

  • Responsibilities included preparation and presentation of all coursework and lab assignments, grading and assignment of final grades, and holding office hours
  • Received excellent course evaluations each semester

PRESENTATIONS

2013    No chin left behind: The variation and morphological integration of the modern human mentum osseum, Front Range Neanderthal Workshop, Fort Collins, Colorado (A. Trainer), poster.

2012    Determining the biogeographical variables that dictate hominin land use in Late Pleistocene Central Asia, Society of American Archaeologists, Memphis, Tennessee (T. Beeton, A. Trainer, M. Glantz, S. Temirbekov), presented paper.

2011    GIS Modeling of Hominin Landscape Exploitation Strategies in Central Asia, The Paleoanthropology Society, Minneapolis, Minnesota (T. Beeton, A. Trainer, M. Glantz, J. Sibold), poster 

AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES 

2011-2012       President        Anthropology Graduate Society, Colorado State University

2011-2012       Chief Editor   Furthering Perspectives, a peer-reviewed publication by the AGSS

Membership in Professional Societies:

The Paleoanthropology Society; American Association of Physical Anthropologists

 LAB & MUSEUM EXPERIENCE

2013    The National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution     Washington DC

Human Origins Volunteer

  • Guided museum visitors on group tours around the museum’s Human Origins exhibit. Gave detailed information on specific items or topics within the exhibit per visitor request

2009    The American Museum of Natural History   New York, NY

Biological Anthropology Intern     

  • Identified and catalogued human skeletal remains in the online skeletal database

2006    The University of Cincinnati      Cincinnati, OH

Osteology Lab Assistant                 

  • Cataloging and preparation of skeletal and cast collections

FIELD EXPERIENCE

2010    Mughr el Hamamah Cave, Jordan, Emory University            

  • Paleolithic cave site excavated by Dr. Aaron Stutz and Dr. Liv Nilsson-Stutz

 2008    Kampsville, Illinois, Arizona State University               

  • Bioarchaeology & Osteology field school under the direction of Dr. Jane Buikstra    

2006    Donegal, Ireland, Illinois State University                                

  • Historical archaeology site excavated by Dr. Charles Orser

2005    Wasatch Mountains, Utah, University of Cincinnati             

  •  Invertebrate paleontological field work led by Dr. Carl Brett

GRANTS    

2011    Received funding from the ASCSU Student Funding Board ($4,901) to host Dr. Carol Stack, who presented her work, African Americans Reclaim the South: Challenges to Ethnography when Places, Times, and Lives are in Flux

TECHNICAL SKILLS         

  • Knowledgeable with the following computer programs: Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Endnote; QuickBooks; STATA 12; SAS; & ArcGIS

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