Kiana Hugins is a third-year Anthropology major interested in cognitive and environmental archaeology. For the last three years, she has served as the founding president of the undergraduate Anthropology Society and currently works as a tutor in the University Writing Center. In 2019, she volunteered as a crew member for Fresno State’s Archaeogical Field School, where she learned the importance of community involvement in anthropological research. Later that year, she interned for the Resource Center for Community Engaged Scholarship (ReCCES) where she learned more about how community-based participatory (CBPR) research methods can be applied. Upon graduating, she plans to attend graduate school to research the impacts of colonialism on North America’s ecosystems, and how the process influenced past and present cultural perceptions of the continent’s landscape. S he hopes to use a CBPR framework in her work to ensure it is as representative as possible.