Gil Amador

Gil L. Amador

  • Senior, Anthropology major

I'm a first-generation student, graduating at age 40. When I migrated to the US from Mexico, I had to cross multiple thresholds before being admitted to college. I tried twice in my twenties and thirties, but after two decades of hard work, I could finally work towards my BA in Anthropology, my dream major since I was a kid. My areas of concentration are gender, bioarchaeology, and social structures. I've been working with Dr. Shannon Freire in UWM's SURF program. I just got admitted to UWM's graduate program, so I look forward to expanding my anthropological understanding, applying osteological methodology to fieldwork, and getting some work experience before starting a PhD.