Anthropology: For a Future that Makes a Difference

A Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Anthropology contributes to your growth as a human being and is a great foundation for many exciting careers in archaeology, academia, museums, complementary medicine (acupuncture, naturopathy, chiropractic), biomedicine (doctor, nurse, midwifery), public health, and working in non-government organizations (NGOs) and marketing agencies. Many anthropologists forge paths as culture brokers, mediating heritage land rights, fisheries management, or health-care in hospitals and social services. Combine anthropology with an Education degree and you bring a wealth of information to your elementary or high school classroom. Follow a B.A. in anthropology with a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) and you can assist in the development of health promotion programs in your community. The essence of Anthropology is holism, making the possibilities for an exciting and meaningful future, personally and professionally, endless!

Anthropology Alumni

Kelley
Marina Kelley
Graduated Spring 2015

Marina is currently a research assistant on two projects in Anthropology: Human-Dog Health Study in Hawaiʻi and Natural Disasters and Resiliency in Lower Puna.

Brandt
Lokelani Brandt
Graduated Fall 2012

Loke is currently a lecturer in Hawaiian Studies and Hawaiian Language at Hawaiʻi Community College’s Hawaiʻi Life Styles program. She is also a candidate in the M.A. Hetirage Management Program at UH Hilo.

Hill
Johanna (Jojo) Hill
Graduated with a B.A. in Anthropology and Certificate in Women’s Studies

Jojo is currently working as a research assistant at UH Hilo in the Department of Anthropology’s Human-Dog Health Study in Hawaiʻi.

Rivera
Keely Kauʻilani Rivera
Graduated Spring 2013

Keely is currently a graduate candidate at UH Mānoa, studying Applied Archaeology and an archaeologist for Nohopapa Hawaiʻi, LLC.

Kapuni
Halena Kapuni-Reynolds
Graduated Spring 2013

Halena is currently a graduate student at the University of Denver and a 2015 Native American Fellow at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Cauley
Christina Cauley
Graduated Spring 2015 in Anthropology and Geology

Christina won Anthropology’s “Most Outstanding Student Award” in 2015 and was a member of the Kūikapiko Anthropology Club from 2012–15. She is currently pursuing graduate studies.

Roome
Mandy Roome
Graduated Spring 2011

Mandy is at Binghamton University pursuing a Ph.D. in Biomedical Anthropology. Current research includes lyme disease risk in built environments and chronic disease risk from physical activity levels in Vanuatu.

Lima
Pūlama Lima
Graduated 2012

Pūlama is currently in the Ph.D. program at UH Mānoa Anthropology Department specializing in Hawaiian and Pacific Archaeology and works as an archaeologist for Nohopapa Hawaiʻi and others.