Born and raised in Southern California, Anthony Keith Alvarez participated in his first archaeological excavation—part of the Tataviam Research Program—in 2001 while working on an Associate of Arts degree at Los Angeles Pierce College. Since then, archaeology has taken him to the Philippines and Guam. He has been involved with archaeology in Hawaii since 2015. Tony holds Bachelors’ degrees in both Anthropology and Religious Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara (2005), with experience in both Paleo Indian and Mission Archaeology. He earned a Master’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Chicago (2008), where he worked on excavations from the Paleolithic (12,000 BCE) and Spanish Colonial (1521-1898) periods in the Philippines. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Anthropology at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Tony also has several years of teaching experience. He has assisted teaching archaeological field schools in Hawai‘i and Guam, and taught courses in archaeology, cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, and religion at Los Angeles Pierce College, the American Jewish University, and currently teaches at Kapiˈolani Community College.