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Congratulations to Alyssa Loyless, who moved out to Cambodia this fall for her Fulbright research grant! Alyssa majored in anthropology with a concentration in archaeology and geographic information systems (GIS). After Dartmouth Alyssa continued her passion for archeology; she earned her master of science in archaeological information systems at the University of York in 2019. While completing her master’s she discovered the Instagram account of Sarah Klassen ’07, who was working on archaeological studies in Cambodia. Alyssa was bold and messaged Sarah, they had great conversations, and the next thing she knew she was working with Sarah in Cambodia. Now she’s out in Sambor Prei Kuk, Cambodia, conducting an archaeological study of peripheral temple sites and landscape analyses using 3-D modeling, photogrammetry, GIS, and remote sensing. While she is in Cambodia she hopes to be able to present some of her research and partake in lectures at the Center for Khmer Studies. In addition to her intensive work, she is looking forward to traveling to the beautiful Cambodian coastline and mountain regions.
Back in the Western Hemisphere, Kristen Hinckley has been working as a researcher for the Peru Ministry of Education. During Kristen’s off term at Dartmouth she worked in Cuzco, Peru, and she knew she wanted to come back to the region after completing her studies. After graduation Kristen was a teacher in Lima, Peru; then she became a researcher at the Education Policy Project in Napo, Ecuador; and now she is back in Lima working at the ministry of education. In her current role Kristen is designing and implementing a study on early childhood education in Peru. This work has allowed her to travel all around the beautiful country to evaluate different learning environments. Although she thoroughly enjoyed her times in the lush jungle, Kristen loves her new home city of Lima because it’s a gastronomical hub and has a very diverse community. She’s made some incredible friends from work, has started playing soccer with her colleagues, and has gotten to know some of the wonderful Dartmouth alums in the area.
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