Alyssa Gutierrez is a former archaeologist who is best known for dragging unsuspecting friends and family to graveyards against their will. As a Long Island native, she grew up thinking that history was something that happened elsewhere. After receiving a B.S. degree in anthropology and a B.A. degree in history from Binghamton University, she returned to Long Island to find just how much of its cultural history remains buried in historical graveyards. Since then, Alyssa has studied colonial headstones, using 3D imaging and photography to help people see these artifacts in a new light. Alyssa is passionate about the preservation and stewardship of historic graveyards and hopes to raise awareness about their place in local and national history.