Andrianna Dowell

Class of 2017

Andrianna graduated cum laude from San Diego State University with a BA in Communication and Marketing. Growing up in a modern maritime society instilled a passion and intrigue for underwater archaeology early on. Her first experience with archaeology, however, would be a terrestrial field school in Guatemala excavating the ancient Maya city of Ucanal, and a field project in San Diego excavating a prehistoric Native American site. Her research interests in maritime archaeology include gender roles and feminist theory in maritime culture, as well as public outreach efforts and coastal cultural resource management. She hopes her internship with the National Park Service will help her understand and foster the connection and involvement of the public with our great outdoors. Andrianna is now earning her Master of Arts in Maritime Studies at East Carolina University.