Jamie Arjona is an anthropological archaeologist whose research focuses on questions related to environmental racism, citizenship, and the experiences of minority groups within racialized communities throughout the U.S. during the 19th and 20th centuries. Jamie received her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Florida and completed her M.A. in Anthropology at the University of Illinois (UIUC). She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Illinois where she has served as an instructor of record for undergraduate courses and archaeological field schools. Over the course of her career, Jamie has had the pleasure of working on numerous collaborative archaeological research projects and local historic preservation initiatives throughout the Southeast and the Midwest.