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Sharlene O'Donnell

Sharlene O'Donnell

Environmental Archaeologist
Environmental Historian
Public Sector Proposals Coordinator

Sharlene K. O’Donnell, M.A., RPA, has twenty years of experience working and volunteering in environmental and cultural conservation settings in the Southeastern United States. She has worked and volunteered in office, laboratory, field, archival, museum, public education, and classroom settings for academia, cultural resource management, government entities, and not-for-profit organizations. Ms. O’Donnell currently serves as the Public Sector Proposal Coordinator and an environmental archaeologist/historian for TerraX. Most of Ms. O’Donnell’s career as an archaeologist has consisted of working on the Gulf coast of Florida, studying the content of Native American shell middens to ascertain subsistence and lifeways of people in the past. In western North Carolina, Ms. O’Donnell has conducted research to understand historically and presently how certain species of plants and animals are managed and conserved by the National Park Service (NPS), Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI), and by local not-for-profit organizations. Working for TerraX, Ms. O’Donnell has written and directed technical report writing for Phase I, II, and III investigations in all of the states in the Southeast. She also coordinates and prepares responses to Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for the company. She received her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, an M.A. in Anthropology concentrating on Zooarchaeology from the University of Florida, and an M.A. in History with a concentration on Environmental History and Cherokee Studies from Western Carolina University. 

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