Thursday, 30 May 2019 02:54

Nice to meet you, I'm Natalie!

My name is Natalie Matias and I was born and raised in Hialeah, FL. As a young girl, my dad and I drove around natural and historic parks across South Florida whenever possible - weekends, holidays, birthdays, special events, etc. This activity, paired with my interest in history, led me to my current adventures as an archeologist-in-training. However, before I found my love for archeology, my interests grew in the field of psychology. By the time I graduated high school, I was also receiving my Associates degree in Psychology from Miami Dade College in Miami, FL. Finally, I got to explore every single one of my interests at Florida State University ultimately leading me to double-major in Anthropology and Psychology.

Aside from studying different cultures and the way people think, I enjoy riding 4-wheel ATV’s, hanging out with my friends, and travelling as much as possible. My top three countries that I’ve visited thus far are Italy, Germany, and Spain. I enjoyed Italy and Spain the most because I fluently speak both languages, in addition to English. I must admit ordering a Tiramisu in Italy in Italian is truly a fantastic feeling! Additionally, I have a very tiny dog, named Cleo. Nothing excites me more than the thought of my upcoming internship with the National Park Service, Southeast Archeological Center, and I can’t wait to see what’s to come.


Published in HAF intern blog
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 14:57

Natalie Matias

My name is Natalie Matias and I am a first generation undergraduate student of Honduran and Puerto Rican descent. I was born and raised in Miami and although I miss my city dearly, I can not wait to travel the world! I have always had a passion for archaeology and am so grateful I get to pursue my dream on a daily basis. I am trilingual; speaking English, Spanish, & Italian. I enjoy hanging out with my friends, trying new foods, and riding ATV's :)

Published in Intern Bios
Thursday, 29 November 2018 15:54

Sophia Lange

Sophie is a native of Maryland and a recent graduate of Boston University where she received her B.A. in Archaeology. While at BU, her research interests focused on heritage management, conservation, and pre-Columbian archaeology. Outside of BU, she has interned at the City of Westminster Archives and the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab. She will continue her studies this fall at Durham University where she will pursue a Master’s in International Cultural Heritage Management. In her free time, Sophie enjoys watching sports, playing the ukulele, and getting lost while exploring the world around her.

Published in Intern Bios