Patty McMahon graduated from Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA, in 2009 with a double major in Archaeology and Public History. She has worked at field schools in Central Texas and Northern New Mexico and worked on a few contract projects in Eastern and Western Pennsylvania. She also volunteered at the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society in Buffalo, NY, as well as spending her undergrad years working in the labs. Patty is interested in culture contact sites, specifically mission archaeology, and public archaeology. Degree and focus: Historical Archaeology, Terrestrial.