Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library
9200 Bluebonnet Blvd.
Baton Rouge 70810
The LAS Baton Rouge Chapter regular meeting presents professional archaeologist, Melissa Braud, who will speak about her experiences as an archaeologist. This talk will be of special interests to those who may be contemplating a career in archaeology.
Melissa Braud is a native of Dutchtown, Louisiana, and currently works for Edge Engineering & Science, LLC in their Baton Rouge office. She has a B.A. and M.A. in Anthropology from Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge campus). Ms. Braud has been working in cultural resources since 1997 and as a consultant in the environmental field since 2007. Her work supports clients across the Gulf Coast specializing in cultural resources, NEPA document preparation/review, and federal and state permitting requirements (USACE, USCG, FERC, NPS, USFWS, TVA, LDWF, LDNR). She has served as liaison to State and Federal agencies during environmental emergencies providing NHPA Section 106 and NEPA compliance oversight. Ms. Braud has experience in environmental field coordination and environmental inspection on numerous natural gas storage and transmission projects. She also has experience in the FERC 7(c) permitting process, resource reports (ERs), environmental inspection management, and NHPA training for construction.
Melissa will share her journey in archaeology, highlighting various projects from her early days in archaeology through her academic and professional career.