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Research Staff

Ashley Sharpe (website)
Nicole Smith-Guzmán (website)
Dolores Piperno (Emerita) (website)

For our friends and collaborators in Cultural Anthropology and Paleontology, see:
Fernando Santos-Granero (website) – Cultural Anthropology, emeritus
Stanley Heckadon-Moreno (website) – Cultural Anthropology/History
Carlos Jaramillo (website) – Paleontology
Aaron O’Dea (website) – Paleontology

Former research staff:
Richard Cooke (STRI researcher 1983-2023)
Olga Linares (STRI researcher 1973-2008, emeritus 2008-2014)

Laboratory Staff

Raiza Erlenbaugh (archaeology collections)
Irene Holst (archaeobotany)
Máximo Jiménez (zooarchaeology)
Alexandra Lara Kraudy (archaeology collections)
Aureliano Valencia (archaeology collections)

Research Fellows, Interns, and Volunteers

James Chaves (Intern 2023-2024)
Yahaira Núñez Cortés (Postdoctoral Fellow 2023-2025)
Jonathan Cybulski (Postdoctoral Fellow 2022-2024)
Arturo García de León (STRI Fellow 2024)
Veronica Pace (CIHAC/STRI Fellow 2023-2024)
Mystella Pastor (Volunteer 2024)
Carly Pope (Fulbright/STRI Fellow 2023-2024)
Ana Ureña (Intern 2024)

Research Associates

Adam Berrey (Assistant Professor, California State University, Sacramento) – Website
Diana Carvajal (Research-Professor, Universidad Externado and Coiba-AIP) – Website
Sandrine Grouard (Archaeologist, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris) – Website
Ilean Isaza (Archaeologist, Coiba-AIP) – Website
Marixa Lasso (Historian and Director of CIHAC-AIP) – Website
Tomás Mendizábal (Archaeologist, CIHAC-AIP) – Website
Samuel Robles (Ethnomusicologist, CIHAC-AIP) – Website
Anthony Ranere (Professor Emeritus, Temple University) – Website
Thomas Wake (Assistant Professor, University of California Los Angeles) – Website

Alumni

(We have a lot of alumni! If you see someone missing, contact Ashley at SharpeAE@si.edu)

Michelle Del Carmen Candanedo Mendoza 2024 Volunteer
Gabriel Díaz 2023-2024 Volunteer
Mayo (“Nina”) Hirai 2023 Internship
Luis Oyalbis 2023 Volunteer
Nuria Romero Vidal 2023 Fellowship
Maria Chapman 2023 Internship
Abdiel González 2023 Volunteer
Misael Hernández 2023 Volunteer
Veronica Pace 2023 Internship
Raiza Erlenbaugh 2023 Fellowship
Sergio Castro 2023 Internship
Angelina Delgado 2023 Volunteer
Luis Barrios 2022 Internship
Jeny Smid 2022 Internship and Fellowship
Fernando Romero 2022 Internship
Yadixa Mayin Del Valle 2022 SENACYT Fellow
Ian Roa 2022 Fellowship
Paula Weihmuller 2022 Internship
Jessica MacLellan 2021 Postdoctoral Fellow
Stephanie Berger 2019 Predoctoral Fellow
Veronica Pace 2019 Volunteer and Internship
Susan Monge 2019 Internship
Vanessa Sánchez 2019 Fellowship
Jeison Chaparro-Cardenas 2018 Fellowship
Mallory Cox 2018 Fellowship
Jemima Georges 2018 Fellowship
Luisa Aebersold 2017 Internship
Wilmer Elvir 2017 Fellowship
Iosvany Hernandez Mora 2017 Predoctoral Fellow
Juan Martin 2017 Postdoctoral Fellow
Rebecca Mendelsohn 2017 Postdoctoral Fellow
Yadixa Del Valle 2016 Internship
Laura Dickinson Schell 2016 Internship
Fumie Iizuka 2016 Postdoctoral Fellow
Vanessa Sánchez 2016 Internship
Nicole Smith-Guzmán 2016 Postdoctoral Fellow
Catalina Matamala 2015 Internship
Carlos Avendaño 2014 Postdoctoral Fellow
Maria Fernanda Martinez 2014 Predoctoral Fellow
Sebastien Pourcelot 2014 Internship
Jonathan Gonzalez 2013 Internship
Margaret Meagher 2013 Internship
Kelsey Witt 2013 Predoctoral Fellow
Katherine MacDonald 2012 Internship
Benjamin Carter 2010 Fellowship
Diego Garrido 2010 Internship
Javier Garrido 2010 Internship
Carlos Mayo 2010 Predoctoral Fellow
Julia Mayo 2010 Postdoctoral Fellow
Stephanie Simms 2010 Fellowship
Aimee Huard 2009 Fellowship
Yahaira Nuñez Cortés 2009 Fellowship
Yahaira Nuñez Cortés 2009 Internship
Whitney Oliver 2009 Internship
Maria Laura Saenz 2009 Fellowship
Yadixa Del Valle 2008 Internship
Fumie Iizuka 2008 Predoctoral Fellow
Maria Fernanda Martinez 2008 Internship
Janine Pliska 2008 Fellowship
Ana K. Celis 2007 Fellowship
Ilean Isaza 2007 Postdoctoral Fellow
Alexandra Lara 2007 Internship
Marco Pitti 2007 Internship
Jacqueline Sanchez 2007 Internship
Lizbeth Valencia 2007 Internship
Diana Carvajal 2006 Predoctoral Fellow
Fumie Iizuka 2006 Internship
Diana Carvajal 2005 Fellowship
John Griggs 2005 Postdoctoral Fellow
Julia Mayo 2005 Postdoctoral Fellow
Julia Mayo 2004 Fellowship
Georges Pearson 2004 Postdoctoral Fellow
Claudia Díaz 2003 Internship
José Iriarte 2003 Postdoctoral Fellow
Ruth Dickau 2002 Predoctoral Fellow
Claudia Rumold 2002 Internship
Ruth Dickau 2001 Fellowship
José Iriarte 2001 Predoctoral Fellow
Ilean Isaza 2001 Predoctoral Fellow
Matthew Lachniet 2001 Postdoctoral Fellow
Hunter Maats 2001 Internship
Julia Mayo 2001 Internship
Georges Pearson 2001 Predoctoral Fellow
Julynda Bohlman 2000 Internship
Diana Carvajal 2000 Internship
Jason Hall 2000 Internship
Georges Pearson 2000 Fellowship
Erik Rivera 2000 Internship
Tanya Peres 1999 Fellowship
Benoit Desjardins 1998 Fellowship
Michael Faught 1998 Postdoctoral Fellow
John Griggs 1998 Predoctoral Fellow
Julio Mercader 1998 Postdoctoral Fellow
Oris Sanjur 1998 Postdoctoral Fellow
Claudia Díaz 1997 Fellowship
Qinhua Jiang 1997 Postdoctoral Fellow
Diana Carvajal 1996 Fellowship
Zhijun Zhao 1996 Postdoctoral Fellow
Simon Haberle 1994 Postdoctoral Fellow
Irit Zohart 1994 Fellowship
John Griggs 1993 Fellowship
Ilean Isaza 1993 Internship
Marixa Lasso 1993 Internship
Adrián Badilla 1992 Internship
Oriana Batista 1992 Internship
Carlos Fitzgerald 1992 Predoctoral Fellow
Connie Kolman (Mulligan) 1992 Postdoctoral Fellow
Katherine Myint-Hpu 1992 Internship
Luis Alberto Sánchez Herrera 1992 Fellowship
Mark Bush 1991 Postdoctoral Fellow
Wendy Carlton 1991 Internship
John Jones 1991 Postdoctoral Fellow
Lisa Kealhofer 1991 Postdoctoral Fellow
Connie Kolman (Mulligan) 1991 Fellowship
Thomas Aide 1990 Postdoctoral Fellow
Maritza Gutierrez 1990 Internship
Amelia Sánchez 1990 Internship
Carlos Fitzgerald 1989 Fellowship
Giselle Mora 1989 Internship
Ewa Nowacka- Chiari 1989 Internship
Charlton Carscallen 1987 Fellowship
Monique Giausserand 1987 Fellowship
Jesus Alemancia 1986 Internship
Marie- Dominique Irvine 1986 Postdoctoral Fellow
Veselin Mišković 1986 Fellowship
Gonzalo Tapia 1986 Internship
Victor Acuña 1985 Internship
Nidia Aguirre 1985 Internship
Roger Septimo 1985 Internship
Patricia Hansell 1984 Fellowship
Wilson Valerio 1984 Fellowship
Dolores Piperno 1983 Postdoctoral Fellow
Daniel Suman 1983 Postdoctoral Fellow
Beatriz De Pacheco 1981 Internship
David Meltzer 1981 Predoctoral Fellow
Beatriz Rovira 1981 Internship
Carlos Brandaris 1979 Internship
Milton Collazos 1979 Internship
Stephen Graff 1979 Internship
Edgardo Muñoz 1979 Internship
Dolores Piperno 1979 Internship
Julio Tejada 1979 Internship
Catherine Shelton 1975 Fellowship
Richard White 1975 Fellowship
Richard Cooke 1974 Postdoctoral Fellow
Anthony Ranere 1972 Postdoctoral Fellow
Patricia Hansell 1970 Internship