Roberta came to Castine through a slow eastern migration. After growing up in the desert and mountains of New Mexico, Roberta moved to Texas where she obtained her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education. Over the next decade she taught Special Education and First grade. After taking some time off to stay at home with her young children, Roberta moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she obtained an Master’s degree in Anthropology, with a certificate in Museum Studies.
The Museum Studies certificate and a love of local history led Roberta to become the director of daily affairs, exhibits, events, and educational programs at the Mukwonago Historical Society, in Mukwonago, Wisconsin. Unfortunately, the position was unpaid, but the flexibility of being a volunteer allowed her to experience every facet of operations, at a small historical house museum, and to work with an incredible array of volunteers, while continuing her work in Archaeology.
At the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, Roberta worked as a teaching assistant for the Archaeology Department, conducted research on animal remains from archaeological sites, presented joint papers and posters, and published a chapter in a scholarly work. She worked as a teaching partner for a study abroad to Peru, where she collaborated with archaeologists, anthropologists, and biologists on several projects.
Roberta moved to Castine permanently in October of 2020 and was honored to be invited to join the Education Committee of the Castine Historical Society where she looks forward to working with the teachers at the Adams School, members of the committee, and staff to create some exciting new educational offerings.