Crossing campus for a variety of interests
Maja Gamble ’11 is a two sport athlete, competing in cross country as well as indoor and outdoor track. She stills finds the time to serve on the Center for Prairie Studies advisory board, serve on the the Anthropology Student Educational Policy Committee, and work for the admissions office as a tour guide.
Her focus in Anthropology led her to field work in Derry, Northern Ireland for the last two summers where she focused primarily on cultural anthropology: “Sometimes when I start watching an excessive amount of the tv show ‘Bones’ I delude myself into thinking that I need to be a forensic anthropologist. I figure I’ve got the anthro bit, now I just need to take a science class or two.”
Spring semester of 2010 Maja took the semester off to volunteer in Thailand at a shelter for victims of sex trafficking. At the shelter she taught English and organic farming. She also visited the hill-tribe villages and interacted with mafia leaders, brothel owners and traffickers where she and a group conducted studies on the case studies on the girls that were brought to the shelter.