Photo Courtesy of Brittany Hill.

Hi! My name is Brittany and I grew up on the island of Oahu (Hawai’i, USA). I have always been a daydreamer, whose goals in life were only hampered by the limits of my own imagination.  My curiosity about the world led me to spend significant portions of my life in various countries including Greece and the UK. Not long ago I finished my PhD in Archaeology at the University of Southampton which focused on Ancient Romano-British funerary practices.

I am fascinated by how humans express their experiences in this world and how that is manifested in the objects we leave behind. For the past three years I have held various jobs within the sector of Cultural Resource Management. One of my dream jobs would be to aid in the recovery and identification of POW/MIA servicemen and women across the globe. Ultimately, I want others to see the beauty of a diverse heritage and be proud of it.

In my free time you can often find me in the dojo, practicing the Japanese martial styles of Shorinji Kenpo and Ki Aikido or in a coffee shop with a sketch pad and some charcoal.  If I had access to unlimited funds, I would happily pack a bag and be off to experience as much of the world as I can.

From my time spent in Europe, I loved the access to the breadth and depth of ancient materials museums had to offer. But my favorite museum, and one of my earliest memories as a child, was visiting the Peabody Museum of Natural History before moving to Hawai’i. I remember, specifically a sensory room which contained an exhibit on the anatomy of butterflies and how they smelt out their food.

I think one of the biggest issues facing young girls is this idea that in order to find love you have to “turn the volume down” on who you are. Be strong and steadfast in your beliefs, be brave and courageous, be smart and loud. Make the world see that you are an active participant and your voice matters. Whatever you do, do not be afraid to explore the many sides of yourself.

-Brittany Hill
Junior Girl
Girl Museum Inc.

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