Mandy Ranslow is cultural resources management professional with over ten years of experience. She earned her BA at Boston College ('03) and master's at University of Connecticut ('09). She also completed a certificate in geographic information systems ('15) at the University of Connecticut and will finish a second masters at the Central Connecticut State University ('21). She has worked for consulting firms, museums, and is currently an archaeologist at the Connecticut Department of Transportation. She has organized and led excavations on both pre- and post-contact sites from survey to data recovery. Her passion is for public outreach and education in archaeology.