Trevor Pollom graduated in 2016 with a B.A. in Multidisciplinary Studies (Focus Areas: Anthropology and Kinesiology). He is now a Ph.D. student in UNLV’s Department of Anthropology with a focus in Biological Anthropology. He is broadly interested in health, evolution, and human development throughout the lifespan. He spent the summer of 2017 in Northern Tanzania, working with some of the last hunter-gathers on Earth. His current research focuses on body composition, energetics, and physical fitness in juvenile foragers.
He explains the value of his IDS degree in this way:
"The IDS program prepared me for graduate school by teaching me the fundamentals of performing scientific research. The IDS program has less structure and greater flexibility compared to more traditional degrees, however, its core coursework requires that students learn how to formulate and execute original research agendas. The development of these skills as an undergraduate were imperative for 1) getting me into the graduate program of my choice, and 2) my early success as a graduate student."