MA Margot Serra was accepted into Cambridge
For Margot's MA in Anthropology at San Francisco State University, she researched the feasibility and potentials of carrying out paleopathological analyses of human remains found in looted Prehispanic communal tombs in the Cordillera Negra region of Peru. Next Fall, with the support of the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, she will continue and expand this project as she starts a PhD in Biological Anthropology at the University of Cambridge (under the supervision of Dr. Emma Pomeroy). Her PhD research will focus on analyzing the biocultural effects of climate change and human-environmental interactions during the Late Prehispanic Period in the North-Central Andes of Peru. She will explore the health and disease patterns of populations living in this region and study the potential impacts of environmental variability but also of culture and technology on people's adaptability and resiliency to climate and environmental changes.