Professional headshot of Breanna Wilkerson
May. 11, 2022


Breanna Wilkerson graduated from UNLV with a M.A. in 2016. She is currently the Director of Integrated Services and Advising (IRIS) at Colorado Mesa University. 


On the Spring of 2021 we reached out to our alumni to ask what they were doing after graduating from UNLV with an Anthropology graduate degree. This was the response: 


1. Where are you now? 

I am currently the Director of Integrated Services and Advising (aka IRIS) at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado. My department provides assistance with academic advising, registration, records, billing, and financial aid. I have always had an interest in teaching and helping people learn, and I pursued opportunities where I could do that while also working on my Masters in Anthropology.  I really enjoyed my time as intern for the Nevada Site Stewardship Program where I got to work with the public and teach them about archaeology. I love when I get to advise students who are pursuing a degree in anthropology or archaeology!


2. Current research/projects?

I have a couple areas I’m currently researching or projects I’m working on: academic supports for adult learners, advising strategies for undeclared students, and strategies to promote financial literacy


3. What do you do for fun or to unwind in these days of COVID?

I am a dancer and choreographed my first dance during COVID! I also enjoy drawing, reading, and rock climbing.