About Me


Hello! My name is Jenny, welcome to my website and the home of “The Struggling Archaeologist’s Guide to Getting Dirty” Podcast. I have been a history nerd my entire life, in fact, I come from a family of history nerds. From my early days in upstate New York I dreamed of being an actor and an archaeologist. So I did what most impetuous teenagers do, and went to college as a theatre major. Those glorious years were where I developed my passion for performance, and fancy singing voice. I also spent the best 6 month of my life studying Aboriginal Anthropology in Australia (I know, I’d be jealous of me too). This was such an influential experience that when I decided to go back to school (after several years as a struggling waiter/bartender/actor in New York City) it was to my old dream of archaeology that I ran first.

Since then I’ve been lucky enough to take part in some really awesome digs, work in some great academic settings like archaeology labs and museums, and complete my Master’s degree in Anthropology from the University of West Florida. I’ve also had the privilege of teaching science and anthropology, which has brought me lots of joy and inspired my educational podcast “The Struggling Archaeologist’s Guide to Getting Dirty.” I look forward to continuing my academic career, as well as sharing my insights on being a young professional in the field with the history lovers and aspiring anthropologists of the world.

I don’t believe that people are only meant to do one thing in this life, so I’ve tried to incorporate al lot of my skills and interests with my career. In addition to performing this includes writing and nerding out in general, so now I’m blowing up the blogosphere as The Struggling Archaeologist on tumblr, twitter, and facebook. Please contact me on any of these mediums, or by emailing guidetogettingdirty@gmail.com. I love meeting new people who are just as jazzed about the insanely amazing history of our planet as I am. Thanks for checking out my website and I hope to hear from you soon!


“You were once wild here, don’t let them tame you”   Isadora Duncan