Vanessa Armenta received a B.A. in Anthropology with a focus in Archaeology from Cal State East Bay in 2018. Armenta is passionate about increasing diversity within the field of history and her scholarship explores underrepresented communities in American history. Her recent work examined gender, culture, and society during the Californio period. Armenta plans, after graduation, to continue her public outreach using her work in history and archaeology to promote higher education.