Brittany began her archaeological journey at the University of Kansas, earning her degree in Anthropology and History of Art in 2009. She later earned her MA and PhD in Osteoarcheology from the University of Southampton in 2011 and 2016 respectively. Her dissertation focused on Romano-British human-animal commingled cremation burials and their expression of medicine, socio-economic identity, memory and the afterlife.
Before coming to Far Western, Brittany worked closely with tribes and the US Army Corps of Engineers in Minnesota and Oklahoma on a series of NAGPRA compliance ventures. Additional excavation experience includes working in Europe, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska, Nevada, and California. She specializes in human remain identification and analysis. Her interests include tribal collaboration and forensic search and recovery efforts. She currently volunteers for Yolo County Search and Rescue.