Dana Olesch

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Dana
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Olesch
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Dana Olesch is a third year undergraduate at Beloit College in Wisconsin. She is currently double majoring in Anthropology and HIstory and is intending to declare a Museum Studies minor upon returning to campus in the fall. Dana's current areas of interest include Historical Archaeology, African American Diasporas, and the use of media as a mechanism of ostracizing certain social groups within a culture.

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Dana Olesch is a third year undergraduate at Beloit College in Wisconsin. She is currently double majoring in Anthropology and History and is intending to declare a Museum Studies minor upon returning to campus in the spring. At college, Dana has collaborated several times with the Anthropology and Museum Studies Departments in composing and editing several teachers’ packets that will soon be made available to the general public. During the spring of 2014, Dana worked as Teacher’s Assistant for the Biology Department, an experience that has inspired her to pursue a career in teaching. Her archaeological experience includes work at George Washington’s Mount Vernon in Virginia. Dana has also interned at the Humboldt County Museum in Dakota City, Iowa.
Dana's current areas of interest include Historical Archaeology, African American Diasporas, and the use of media as a mechanism of ostracizing certain social groups within a culture. During the fall of 2014, she will be attending the Associated Colleges of the Midwest’s Newberry Scholar Program. Through the seminar, Dana hopes to examine the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II and the general public’s understanding of these events. In the future, she plans to pursue a career in Historic Archaeology with a focus in African American Archaeology.

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