Elena Marella 




Computer: Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Raiser’s Edge

Research and writing: Applied in writing research papers & grants

Archaeological: Experience working with delicate and priceless artifacts

Communication: Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas effectively in a team in a professional work environment




De Young Museum

Education Internship for Monday School Programs                       Feb 2011 – June 2011

Greeted visiting schools and led school groups through program components

Managed in-gallery groups

Assisted the museum artists with the hands-on art project

Collaborated with fellow interns and museum staff to develop curriculum for Olmec Mondays

Taught students about archaeological process


Archaeological Collections Assistant

NAGPRA Laboratory SFSU                                                          September – June 2010

Catalogued historic and pre-historic period artifacts

Entered artifact data into database

Scanned and digitized historical photos and documents

Handled culturally sensitive materials

Acted as liaison between NAGPRA Coordinator and Anthropology Department


Field Archaeologist

Tepetate Archaeological Project      

Granada, Nicaragua                                                                                      Summer 2008

Surveyed and excavated site

Processed and catalogued pre-Columbian artifacts

Worked in conjunction with Mi Museo, a local museum

Raised awareness of local community’s cultural heritage

Worked on educational materials intended for public consumption




Anthropology BA   Concentration: Cultural 

San Francisco State University 2013

      President: Anthropology Club

Dean’s List

Community Service Learning Award 2009


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