Eli Konwest is the Assistant Director for the Center for the Study of Global Change at Indiana University. She has been involved in education and internationalization as a classroom instructor and outreach coordinator. Konwest previously served as the IU International Outreach Council Coordinator, implementing programs that connected local and nation-wide audiences with global resources and international students at IU. She has previously held positions or teaching appointments with the World Archaeological Congress, IU’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, IU’s Global Village, the IU Department of Anthropology, and the America Program for Zhejiang University. Her other research interests focus on the Prehispanic and early Colonial period archaeology of Mexico, particularly community identity during the Postclassic period (A.D. 900-1500) in Oaxaca and since 2005, she has been involved in archaeological research in Mexico, England, and the Midwest. Konwest received her M.A. in Anthropology from Indiana University and is currently a Ph.D. candidate also in Anthropology.