Erica Gifford graduated with a B.A. in Anthropology and a minor in Sociology from the University of West Georgia. From March to August 2008, she served as an intern with two agencies in the western and southwestern United States. At Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, she analyzed Mesa Verde region ceramics. While interning with the Ashley National Forest Heritage Department, she performed high altitude surveys. Erica enjoys the outdoors, scuba diving, and snokeling at the beach or springs. Degree and focus: Historical Archaeology, Maritime.