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Rachel Dickerson

PhD Student

Birthplace: Sioux Falls, SD
Hometown: Fargo, ND
rdick@sas.upenn.edu

Education

  • PhD Student, University of Pennsylvania, Biological Anthropology. 2019-present
  • B.S. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Anthropology, May 2019 | Graduated with High Distinction, 3.83 GPA; Minored in Chemistry.  Thesis: “Differences in development of the deciduous dentition between Gorilla gorilla and Gorilla berengei

Awards/Fellowships/Grants

2019 Awarded by the University of Pennsylvania to doctoral students to provide full funding for five years.

Undergraduate Creative and Research Experience Grant: $3,000

Fall 2016-Spring 2017
Awarded by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to provide support for ongoing research conducting photogrammetry and Thermo-Optically Stimulated Luminescence dating for the MayaCityBuilder archaeological project.

Undergraduate Creative and Research Experience Grant: $3,000

Summer 2016
Awarded by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to provide funds for summer research conducting photogrammetry for MayaCityBuilder archaeological project in Honduras.

Research Interests

Genetic Anthropology, Ancient DNA, Prehistory of the Pacific, Genomic Health

Interests outside the lab

Baking, Plants, The Bachelor

Fun fact

I am a foster parent for cats and helped 12 cats get adopted in 2020.

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