Our Board Memebers

Aaron A. Burke

President, AIA-LA Society

Affiliation: UCLA, Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (https://nelc.ucla.edu/person/aaron-burke/https://ucla.academia.edu/AaronBurke)

Research interests: Warfare, migration, environmental change, and social change in the ancient Near East during the Bronze and Iron Ages

Email me: aaburke@ucla.edu

Charlie Steinmetz

Vice President AIA-LA Society

Charles W. Steinmetz is a real estate investor and President of the Steinmetz Foundation that makes grants to literacy and curiosity building educational non-profits
in Southern California.

Email me: charlie.steinmetz@gmail.com

Paul Scotton

Board Member AIA – LA Society and past president.

Affiliation: California State University, Long Beach. Program in Classics.

Research Interests: Paul is Co-Director of the Lechaion Harbor and Settlement Land Project in the Corinthia, Greece. He has been active in the excavation of multiple sites in Greece for over thirty years.

Lechaion Harbor and Settlement Land Project

Email me: Paul.Scotton@csulb.edu

Ken Seligson

Membership Coordinator AIA – LA Society

Affiliation: California State University, Dominguez Hills, Department of Anthropology

https://kenseligson.wordpress.com/​

Research Interests: human-environment relationships in the Northern Maya Lowlands of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.

Email me: kseligson@csudh.edu

Alba Mazza

Assistant Secretary, AIA-LA Society

Affiliation: The Getty Villa, J. Paul Getty Museum https://getty.academia.edu/AlbaMazza

Research Interests: human-environment relationship, coastal settlements, Mediterranean seafaring, underwater archaeology, climate change, environmental hazards, resilience.

Email me: alba.mazza@gmail.com

Dawn Cox

Hospitality Coordinator AIA – LA Sociey

Eighth grade U.S History teacher in the Los Angeles area.

Dawn currently works at Lynwood Middle School. She received her doctorate in Educational Leadership and Management in 2013 from Alliant International University. A love for history and archaeology led to her studying abroad in Florence, Italy. In 2003 she was awarded a teaching fellowship through the conservation group Earthwatch.

Email me: dmichelle1976@yahoo.com


Maddie Yakal

Graduate Student Liaison AIA – LA Society

Affiliation: Department of Anthropology UCLA

Research Interests: Southeast Asia; Philippines; colonialism; indigenous heritage; paleoethnobotany; landscape archaeology; human-environment relationships; bead production and trade.

Email me: myakal@ucla.edu


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