I am broadly interested in the factors affecting variability in the human skeleton, how variation can be described and quantified effectively, and what it can help us to say about individuals in forensic and archaeological contexts. I have worked with more than 4,000 modern, historic and archaeological skeletons from many of the world’s well-documented collections, both individually and as part of an international research team. I am also interested in research related to outdoor scene processing  and forensic taphonomy. 


I am currently working to expand the capabilities of the Idaho State University Forensic Anthropology Laboratory (ISU-FAL) and working to develop relationships with local coroners and law enforcement. Please ask about laboratory and case experience opportunities! I am looking to accept new master's students for the 2020-2021 academic year. 


Outside of work, I enjoy swing and Irish Contra dancing. I also enjoy spending time outdoors rock climbing and hiking with my husband, Patrick, and my black lab, Biscuits.

Step 1: Click here to learn about the department. 

Step 2: Email me (getzsara@isu.edu) to schedule an appointment

to discuss the program. 

Step 3: Apply! Applications for Fall 2020 accepted  through Summer 2020. 

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