Druonna Collier

HROB Biological Anthropologist Research Associate
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As the biological anthropology research associate for the Human Remains Oversight Board (HROB), Druonna supports the creation of biological profiles and informs the repatriation process for human remains discovered on- and off-campus by comprehensive evaluation of human remains, and by implementing standard operating procedures for care and access of remains, establishing appropriate laboratory and storage spaces, and creating training that highlights relevant protocols and laws involving the use of human remains for the Princeton University academic community.

Druonna graduated in 2016 from The George Washington University with a Bachelor’s degree in biological anthropology, with minors in archaeology and biology. Her exposure to the world of anthropology began when she was introduced to the field through the largely established anthropological program at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Through her undergraduate degree, she gathered professional experiences through osteological work with the Department of Defense, Slave Wrecks Project, Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology, and other academic institutions. The limitless possibilities and fascination of skeletal research led her to complete a master's at Texas State University in Anthropology, with specializations in Biological and Forensic Anthropology.  Her research interests lie in exploring the bioarchaeological applications of population instability and social stressors. Specifically, she is interested in examining the interaction of social status, stress, and skeletal health within historic and modern marginalized populations through specific indicator suites.