Grace Shepherd


Research Study Assistant

Grace received her BA in Anthropology from University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Her undergraduate research focused on foodways and the archaeology of small-scale agriculture and kitchen gardens. Grace has also spent time in the field on archaeological excavations in Eastern Europe and the Eastern half of the US. Grace’s research interests are on the evolution of small scale agriculture and the external environmental factors that influence small scale agriculture, specifically how they present in the archaeological record over time. During her free time, Grace enjoys reading, playing banjo, and attending basset hound meetups. She also has an affinity for science fiction media and is active in her local Star Trek Starfleet Command Chapter.

IREACH Programs




  • Outreach, Recruitment, and Engagement Core