Eastern Washington University
Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Expected Winter 2014
American Center for Mongolian Studies
Field Research Fellowship Program 2011
Principle Investigator under the direction of grant recipient Dr. Michael Zukosky, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Eastern Washington University. The purpose of this project was to explore the ways in which long term county residents conceptualized friendship, citizenship, and morality, as well as how they have experienced changes in social relationships since 1990. A larger component of the project was to understand how residents negotiated the potential moral dilemma presented by appropriation of land for Hustai Nuruu National Park. Fieldwork for this project was conducted in Altanbulag, Mongolia.
Eastern Washington University, Department of Anthropology
National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Assistantship
Under the direction of grant recipient, Dr. Michael Zukosky, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Eastern Washington University, completed an international fieldwork practicum in Xinjiang, China. Provided research assistance by transcribing Mongolian-English recordings from interpreted interviews. Managed the audio/visual recording of in-field interviews.
SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS AND CONFERENCES
Gamboa, A. 2012. Post-socialism in Mongolia: Examining socioeconomic disparity in an emerging democracy. Paper presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Ogden, UT; Eastern Washington University Creative Research & Creative Works Symposium.
Central Asia Survey, Gender and Communications, Anthropological Research Methods, Major Civilizations of Asia, Environmental Issues in Central Asia, International Communications
English Language Conversation Workshop (July 2011)
Conducted a six week English Conversation Workshop for school-aged children in Altanbulag, Mongolia.
Eastern Washington University, Department of Anthropology (Fall 2010)
Teaching Assistant, Linguistic Anthropology
Graded written exams and workshops.
Eastern Washington University, EPIC Adventures (Spring 2010-Spring 2012)
Rock Climbing Instructor
Provides instruction for physical education classes including Introduction to Rock Climbing, Climber Self-Rescue, Climber’s Toolbox, and Advanced Climbing Clinic. Accomplishments include nurturing participants to develop self-confidence and technical skills and, working closely with the senior staff and co-workers, helping EPIC become a stronger, more inclusive organization. Awarded Instructor of the Year 2011.
Eastern Washington University, Office of the President (2011-Present)
Provides support to the Director of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX/ADA Compliance and the Director of Government Relations. Our mission at EWU is to promote an environment that is free of discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation; we strive to create a climate of diversity, inclusivity, and mutual respect.
Eastern Washington University, English Language Institute (Summer 2010)
International Peer Advisor
Served as a cultural ambassador and campus resource for international students. Assisted with airport pick-ups and facilitated campus and community orientation. In cooperation with the IPA Coordinator and fellow peer advisors, planned and led activities to introduce students to American culture.
Eastern Washington University, Asia University America Program Secretary (October 2007-October 2009)
Provided administrative and academic support to staff, faculty, and Japanese exchange students. Participated in classroom language development exercises, helped faculty to prepare course materials, created and maintained internal database, managed visiting student documentation.
Eastern Washington University, EPIC Adventures (Spring 2008-Spring 2011)
Student Trip Leader
Performs in technical and peer mentoring roles for multi-day program trips, specifically rock and ice-climbing, as well as winter activity trips. Invited to provide recommendations to the Council for Assessment, an evaluation process that seeks to improve how EPIC Adventures, as an outdoor program, contributes to the broader college experience of EWU students.
Conservation Northwest (Aug 2009)
In support of conservation efforts in the Washington’s Columbia Highlands, led participants on a day hike to Columbia Mountain Lookout and emphasized ‘Leave No Trace’ principles.
California State Parks (Mar 2005)
Habitat Restoration Volunteer
Working to encourage the re-establishment of indigenous coastal flora, participated in a work group to remove invasive plant species along sections Half Moon Bay State Park.
Fitzgerald Marine Reserve (Mar 2004-May 2004)
Completed training in order to promote ecological awareness of coastal zones and intertidal ecosystems to public groups and elementary age students.
U.S. Geological Survey (Jun 2000)
Wildlife Monitoring Volunteer
Assisted USGS herpetologist in the collection of quantitative data for a reptile and amphibian monitoring project in California’s coastal sage and chaparral ecoregion.
American Center for Mongolian Studies
American Anthropology Association
Eastern Washington University Anthropology Society