Carolyn Hurst is a University Distinguished Fellow at Michigan State University. She is currently pursuing an MS in Forensic Science and a PhD in Anthropology. Carolyn thought as a kindergartener that she would be an archaeologist, but she switched to physical anthropology because she wanted to go further and conduct research that would help people. As a UDF, Carolyn researches Nubian remains to determine how these medieval individuals lived and what caused their deaths. She has gained valuable teaching experience and has traveled throughout the world as part of her teaching and research assistantships with the Department of Anthropology.
Fellowship: University Distinguished Fellowship
Area of focus: Physical and Forensic Anthropology
Major professor: Todd Fenton, PhD
Education: BA, University of Arizona, 2005, Anthropology; Pursuing a PhD in Anthropology and an MS in Forensic Science at MSU