My name is Maria Bodansky and I’m a junior majoring in geology at Macalester College in Minnesota. This semester I’m studying at James Cook University in Australia (and really enjoying how many wallabies there are!). Within my major I’m interested in paleontology and sedimentology. Outside of school I also really like to read, paint, and spend time with my pets when I’m at home. I’m really excited be a part of field work in Ethiopia and to learn about human and environmental interactions in the Middle Stone Age.