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Sascha Menn

student standing displaying proudly a shirt with a pun: It's a Good day tibia forensic anthropologistClass of 2025

Since grade six, I have wanted to be a forensic anthropologist and after years of research, I decided to major in anthropology with a biological anthropology and/or forensic science focus. After transferring to SUNY Plattsburgh following my freshman year, I was offered a lot of opportunities that I have not taken for granted. Within my first semester, I participated in a geographic information systems (GIS) internship at the William H. Miner Agricultural Institute in Chazy, N.Y. I not only learned how to do GIS, but I also learned the key parts of an internship including networking, communication and seeing how you can help others within the field of anthropology. Outside of this two-semester internship, I participated in a ground penetrating radar (GPR) project at a local cemetery, an archaeology field school, assisting with studying and organizing faunal bones from past archaeological excavations, independent studies for osteology, presentations of my internship work, being an officer of the Anthropology Club the last two semesters, and finally, I was honored to be asked to be a teachers assistant for the forensic anthropology class for the fall 2023 semester. The SUNY Plattsburgh anthropology department has offered me a multitude of opportunities that I would have never imagined when transferring to this program.

Following my graduation in Spring 2025, I will be continuing the path of higher education to get my master’s and Ph.D. While I am still going through my options for post-graduate school, my degree will be something that pertains to osteology, forensic anthropology or biological anthropology. 

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