Brenna Wheelis earned her B.A. at California State University, Monterey Bay in 2009, where she was mentored by Professor Ruben G. Mendoza, PhD, a renowned scholar of California Mission archaeology. She is currently completing her M.A. thesis for California State University, East Bay’s anthropology program. Miss Wheelis joined WSA in 2011 and became a Staff Archaeologist 2013. She was recently promoted to Senior Staff Archaeologist and Project Manager, while also assuming the role of WSA Laboratory Manager. Her academic and professional experience meets the Secretary of Interior Standards for Professional Qualifications for both history and archaeology. Brenna has considerable managerial experience that includes nearly a decade of coordinating field and laboratory activities for a variety of CRM and academic projects, and has considerable expertise in the identification and analysis of faunal and human osteological remains, an indispensable skill in the field. Miss Wheelis’ field experience is evident in her ability to facilitate communication among project participants, anticipate the needs of our clients, and to carefully record and document archaeological contexts, all while maintaining a smile amid the gentle hum of heavy equipment.