Discovering New Career Trajectories

Jun 15, 2021

Join us on Friday, July 9, 2021 at 2:00-4:00 PM Eastern Time for a virtual panel discussion, Discovering New Career Trajectories. This online event is designed for students or those who are looking for new ways to apply their archaeological tool kit. It is free and only available to SAA members.

There is no single way of doing archaeology. In all the different pathways a career can take, archaeologists bring their unique skills and apply an archaeological perspective to all kinds of environments. This panel discussion aims to show that there are a variety of ways of being and becoming an archaeologist. The panelists will share their experiences in their multi-trajectory careers and take questions from the audience.

The discussion will be recorded and available to all SAA members. Join live to participate and ask questions. Space is limited, so click here to register today! For any questions, please contact


Carlton Shield Chief Gover
University of Colorado Boulder

Carlton Gover is a Ph.D. student at the University of Colorado Boulder, focusing on the Late Precolonization period of the Central Plains. He has experience in private CRM, oral history research, public outreach, working with the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma’s THPO, and serving on the board of The Museum of the Pawnee Nation.

Kristy Primeau
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Kristy Primeau is a PhD candidate at the State University of New York at Albany. She has experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), archaeoacoutics, python programming, and New York State environmental regulations. Kristy also serves on the board of the New York Archaeological Council.

Kimberly Redman
Alpine Archaeological Consultants, Inc

Kimberly Redman is the General Manager of Alpine Archaeological Consultants, Inc and Treasurer-Elect of the Society for American Archaeology. She has experience in both field and lab aspects of CRM, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), project management, business capabilities, working within a tribal government, and cultural and environmental regulations in the Western US.

Dina Rivera
Register of Professional Archaeologists

Dina Rivera is an Administrative Coordinator at the Register of Professional Archaeologists. She worked on the development of the RPA Ethics Database, and her current focus is on the ethical treatment of human remains and effective cooperation with Indigenous communities.

Ryan Seidemann
Louisiana Department of Justice

Ryan Seidemann is an adjunct professor of law at the Southern University Law Center and the Chief of the Lands & Natural Resources Section of the Louisiana Department of Justice. In addition to his anthropology degrees, he holds a J.D. and Bachelor of Civil Law, focusing his work on the protections of water and wetlands, cemeteries and archaeological sites, and human remains.

John Swogger
John Swogger Illustration

John Swogger is a freelance archaeological illustrator, working mostly on prehistoric sites in the UK, Eastern Europe, Anatolia, the West Indies, and the Pacific. He has created comic books about NAGRPA, radiocarbon dating, among other topics as a way of communicating about archaeology with the public.