Connie “Destiny” Colocho, M.A., RPA
Owner and Principal Investigator
Connie “Destiny” Colocho has an M.A. from Arizona State University with a focus on Indigenous Archaeology, and a B.S. in Anthropology from the University of California, Riverside. Throughout her education and technical training, she acquired the valuable skills necessary to effectively manage an archaeological team and become a lithic specialist and educator of Indigenous archeology. With over 15 years of experience in archaeology and cultural resource management, Destiny has directed and conducted all phases of archeological projects such as project research, field work, laboratory analysis and report preparation. In addition, Destiny has conducted several archaeological field courses and tribal monitoring trainings in California and Alaska, and ethnographic interviews in Central America. For several years, she served as the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for a sovereign tribal government in Southern California. Her diverse range of experience makes her a valuable archaeologist where both prehistoric and historic resources are concerned. She has experience in the guidelines and implications of The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and Section 106 of The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). She is ideal for archaeological studies in Southern California, as she also is a coauthor to The Technological Study of the Bolsa Chica Lithic Assemblage and has presented findings at the Society for California Archaeology and the Pacific Coast Archaeological Society.