Ashley Baeza

Graduate Student
Ashley Baeza


Current status: M.A. Student

Ashley N. Baeza is pursuing her Master of Arts degree in biological anthropology with a focus in bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology. Her current research interests lie in early agriculture and its impact on human skeletal development.

Ashley spent several years as a U.S. Air Force public affairs photojournalist after receiving her bachelor of arts in religious studies from California State University, Sacramento. As a photojournalist, she documented the engagement between U.S. service members and the Afghan government in addition to the 2011 Minot flood.

Since separating from the USAF, she interned with the University of Nevada, Reno History of Medicine Museum and Anthropology Research Museum while earning her second B.A. in anthropology with a minor in biology. Currently, Ashley is co-host and co-creator of Anthropotamus, an anthropology podcast in collaboration with the American Anthropological Association.

Academic interests

  • Forensic anthropology
  • Bioarchaeology


  • B.A., anthropology, University of Nevada, Reno 2017