Dr. Leslie Hartzell
Leslie Hartzell has an extensive history with California State Parks. She was a graduate student assistant and worked as an archaeologist in the 1980s. She also worked at the California State Historic Preservation Office. She received her PhD. in Anthropology (Archaeology) from UC Davis in 1992; and then earned a post-doctoral fellowship from the National Science Foundation. She conducted field work in Australia through La Trobe University in Melbourne. She also worked with indigenous Australians on repatriation issues. She also worked at the Bishop Museum in Hawaii, where she developed the Museum’s Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) policy. Leslie returned to State Parks in 2001, managing the Central Service Center in Monterey before moving to Sacramento to manage the Museum & Interpretation Section at the Northern Service Center.