Meet Our Staff

The Project Archaeology Team

The Project Archaeology team consists of a national network of archaeology educators and a national office that provides leadership, guidance, and support. 


National Network Coordinator, Interim Director

Erika Malo has over a decade of public outreach and Cultural Resource Management experience. Ms. Malo has a M.A. in anthropology with an emphasis in Cultural Resource Management from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She has experience working with Federal Agencies, private contractors, Tribes, Alaska Native Corporations, and nonprofits throughout the United States. Her specialties include project management, consultation, creative mitigation, and social media management. Ms. Malo is a strong believer in the importance of consultation and collaboration in the development of relevant public archaeology products.

Nichole Tramel, MA

Public Education Specialist

 Nichole Tramel has been studying and working in archaeology education, events, and collections management for over a decade. Ms. Tramel’s undergraduate and graduate work draws on several disciplines: anthropology, folklore, Classical archaeology, museum studies, and ethnohistory in addition to college and science teaching. She is currently working on her second master’s in Native American Studies at Montana State University. Ms. Tramel loves learning about best practices in formal and informal archaeology education and is thrilled to be part of the Project Archaeology Team.


Research Assistant

Hannah Ludlow is a Junior at Montana State University. She is studying anthropology and history and is a student of the Honors College. Archaeology is a subject near and dear to her heart and she looks forward to learning more about archaeology and teaching as she grows as an archaeologist and student. Her work primarily involves assisting in and preparing events as well as writing for the Project Archaeology blog and social media.


“Students LOVED all materials and units.”

Erika Shupe

High School Latin Teacher, Montana

Help Project Archaeology Save the World

Thank you for supporting our work to develop culturally relevant curricula, instilling cultural understanding, honoring past and present people, preserving archaeological sites through education. Every donation helps us connect people through our shared past.