SMCM Jon Geyer '26 Awarded AAA's Mentorship Award

Jon Geyer '26 Awarded AAA's Mentorship Award Lee Capristo May 31, 2023 - 4:25 pm
May 31, 2023
Jon Geyer portrait

Jon Geyer ’26, a double major in anthropology and Asian Studies with a minor in Chinese, has been awarded the American Anthropological Association’s Ina Rosenthal-Urey Mentorship Award. The award pairs undergraduate anthropology majors with mentors from both academia and practice, who support the student in learning about their educational and career options after graduation. Awardees receive a $500 award and complimentary AAA membership.

Geyer is paired with a faculty member from Hong Kong University and a linguist from Titan Technologies to learn more about opportunities in his areas of study. This summer, Geyer is participating in the SURF program (St. Mary’s College Undergraduate Research Fellow), researching language use in the Han Chinese Diaspora in Thailand. Geyer will spend the fall semester studying at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand. His long-term goal is to teach cultural or linguistic anthropology or work In the foreign service.