Demaree Rios was born in Whittier, California and was raised in the states of California and Texas. She is a member of the University of Miami graduating class of 2019. As an Anthropology major, she holds a deep appreciation for the humanities which makes the Center an ideal place for her to broaden her understanding of the academic discipline of the study of human culture. Her passions include archaeology, graphic design, and lyrical dance. Demaree hopes to continue her education through graduate school to become a bioarchaeologist.