The Department of Anthropology is proud to introduce our new Undergraduate Advisor, Jackie Lillis-Warwick. Jackie has been a proud MSU Spartan since she was an undergraduate student here. She graduated from MSU in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, and then pursued her masters from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Anthropology and Museum Studies. Following graduation, she worked for the cultural research management company, Commonwealth Cultural Resources Group, in the Midwest for six years. She was excited to return to MSU to assume the position of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act collections manager for the MSU Museum.
Currently, Jackie works in as both the NAGPRA collections manager and as the Undergraduate Advisor. As as advisor, Jackie meets with undergraduate students to help plan their schedules and coursework, advises new students at orientation, aids with planning degrees, conducts outreach for recruiting new Anthropology majors, and participates within broader academic affairs. She is excited to work with undergraduate students; she likes seeing their enthusiasm for the discipline, hearing about their different interests, and helping them plan for life after graduation. Jackie believes that her own experience as a Spartan helps her to better communicate with the students.
[This article is featured in the Winter 2014 Department of Anthropology Newsletter]01.27.14