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Rachel Witt

Biography

Rachel G. Witt is a Ph.D. candidate in Biological Anthropology. Witt holds a B.A. in anthropology (honors) and art history from Vanderbilt University. Witt has nine years of experience serving as a researcher, field school instructor, and bioarchaeologist in South America. Her dissertation research combines bioarchaeology and biogeochemistry to reconstruct trauma, diet, and migration patterns to examine how policies and practices of ancient societies impact the life histories of child sacrifices in prehistoric Peru. Witt has received several honors including a National Science Foundation Participant Award and honorable mention from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Witt has been awarded grants from the Lambda Alpha National Collegiate Honors Society and the Rust Family Foundation. She also serves as a K-12 STEM outreach workshop leader for Tulane's School of Science and Engineering.