Jenny Aiello was born and raised in Bozeman, Montana. Her interest in history, archaeology, museums, and Native American studies started early. As a kid she loved to attend the annual Crow Fair, visit the Museum of the Rockies, take a drive over to Virginia City, and read as many books as she could get her hands on. A high school trip to the ruins of Chichén Itzá further sparked her interest in archaeology.
Jenny graduated from Montana State University 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.
Jenny started her CRM career in the fall of 2010 in Sheridan, Wyoming. Over the past 4 years she has gained extensive experience with archaeology in the Plains and Rocky Mountain regions. She has completed over 100 Class III cultural resource surveys, having acted as crew chief for half of those projects, and has authored and co-authored numerous technical reports. She has enjoyed working in conjunction with tribal monitors from the Crow Reservation, the Blackfeet Reservation, and the Fort Peck Reservation (Assiniboine and Sioux tribes) in Montana, the Wind River Reservation (Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes) in Wyoming, and the Fort Berthold Reservation (Three Affiliated Tribes – Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara) in North Dakota.
In her free time Jenny likes spending time with her husband and two dogs exploring the Big Horn Mountains. She also likes to camp, fish, ski, cook, read, and travel.
Jenny is excited to be a part of the CRA team and is grateful to do what she loves for a living!