Kerrie Collison, RPA
Cultural Resource Management; California Prehistory; Lithic Analysis; Archaeological Survey, Monitoring, and Excavation; Native American Outreach and Consultation Assistance
- City of San Luis Obispo On-Call Environmental Services, San Luis Obispo, CA
- Five Bridges Projects, Monterey County, CA
- Laguna Canyon Road (State Route 133) Cultural Resources Studies, Orange County, CA
- State Route 55 Improvement Project, Orange County, CA
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE?
I’m a big fan of most Marvel, Disney, and Pixar movies. It’s hard to narrow it down to just one favorite!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM?
I love watching hockey, and since I was born and raised in Orange County, I follow and support the Anaheim Ducks. Quack, quack!
IF YOU WEREN’T AN ARCHAEOLOGIST, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
I likely would have ended up studying history and becoming a history teacher. I am passionate about studying the past and love sharing that passion with others.
TELL US YOUR JOURNEY AND THE STEPS YOU TOOK TO CHOOSE YOUR CURRENT CAREER.
When I started my undergraduate program at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, I was planning to become a social worker. During my second year, I chose to take an elective course in archaeological laboratory methods, and that was the beginning of my career in (and passion for) archaeology. I immediately switched to studying archaeology, and after doing fieldwork for a summer internship I decided to apply to graduate school so I could further pursue my passion.