Kota Fleming received her M.A. in Anthropology and Bioarchaeology from George Mason University and a B.A in Anthropology from the The University of Arizona, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She received the the UA School of Anthropology’s Scholar’s Award and was nominated for UA’s Outstanding Senior Award. Her primary research focus is in the Bioarchaeology of the Southwest, specifically on trauma and violence among Early Agricultural Period farmers. She also has academic interests in Egyptology and Paleopathology. Her plan for the future revolves around gaining practical archaeological experience in the Southwest and growing her career in the museum field. She has been working in the Tree-Ring archive since May of 2018.