Cassandra DeGaglia is a Ph.D. student in Biological Anthropology. She holds a B.S. in Biological Anthropology from The George Washington University and an M.A. in Applied Anthropology from Mississippi State University. Her training is in human osteology, forensic anthropology, and paleopathology and she has experience in laboratory analyses of human remains from a variety of geographic and temporal contexts. In addition to her education, she worked as a research assistant at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. She came to Tulane to expand her studies into Andean bioarchaeology.