Jenny Aiello was born and raised in Bozeman, Montana. Her interest in archaeology, museums, and Native American studies started at an early age. As a kid, she loved to attend the annual Crow Fair, visit the Museum of the Rockies, explore old mining towns, and read as many history books as she could get her hands on. A high school trip to the ruins of Chichén Itzá further sparked her interest in archaeology and helped solidify her major.
Jenny graduated from Montana State University–Bozeman in 2008 with a B.S. in Anthropology and a double minor in Native American Studies and Museum Studies. In 2010, Jenny traveled to Spain to excavate an ancient Roman amphitheater. The experience opened her eyes to the big, wide world and motivated her to move away from home and seek out her passion.
Jenny started her CRM career in the fall of 2010 in Sheridan, Wyoming. Over the past 7 years she has gained extensive experience with archaeology in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain regions. She has completed more than 145 Class III cultural resource inventories in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming and has authored or co-authored over 100 technical reports. She thoroughly enjoys fieldwork, preparing artifacts for curation, and collaborating with tribal monitors.
In her free time, Jenny can be found in the Big Horn Mountains with her husband, Anthony, and dog, Tiny. She also likes to cook, travel, read, ski, fish, hike, camp, and enjoys those activities most when with friends and family.
Jenny is excited to be a part of the CRA team and is grateful to do what she loves for a living!