Hope BriAnne Hawkins
2nd year Graduate Student
Hope Hawkins sorts through documents in the archives at Mammoth Cave National Park
Hope is originally from Cub Run, Kentucky, but has lived in six states in the past 5 years due to working as an archaeologist. Her undergraduate degree was from WKU in anthropology, with emphasis in cultural and biological anthropology and archaeology, and a history minor.
"I chose to return to school in Folk Studies because I was missing the personal and cultural implications of history. Archaeology has a tendency to forget the importance of the people in question due to the amount of scientific method involved. My cultural background was calling to me."
In the future, she would love to work in a museum setting or for a National Forest or Park Service. She really enjoys camping, hiking and sight-seeing so this would work into her loves quite well.
"It is very nice to be so close to home again, and I am looking forward to a wonderful two years in South Central Kentucky!"
"I have a lovely Catahoula cur dog named Trotsky who is my companion on nearly every trip I make and is a nut for bologna."