Nicole Danielle Martensen is an applied anthropologist and archaeologist in Southern California. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology (cum laude) with a minor in Native American Studies from Humboldt State University in May 2014.
As an undergraduate, Nicole worked as an Archaeological Research Assistant for the Cultural Resources Facility and served as an officer for the Humboldt State University Anthropological Society. After Graduating, Nicole worked as an archaeological technician for Shasta-Trinity National Forest, in the McCloud Ranger District conducting archaeological surveys, site recording and assessments, and site boundary testing.
Nicole has since worked as a Research Assistant for the Market Street Chinatown Archaeology Project at the Stanford Archaeology Center, where she assisted Principal Investigator Barbara Voss in inventory, analysis, and collection management of the Market Street Chinatown Archeology Project; including photographing artifacts for publication, training and supervising lab assistants, and preparing specimens for final curation. She also acted as the laboratory and Finds Manager for the Cangdong Village Project, December 2016 Field Season in Kaiping, Guangdong Province, China.
She is currently working as a freelance writer and general transcriptionist, and completing a Master’s Degree in Applied Anthropology at Humboldt State University.