PhD, MA, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. BA, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA.
Teaching Assistant, Instructor, Cornell University, Ithaca. Excavation Director, French Azilum Archaeological Fieldschool, Pennsylvania State Historic Site, Towanda, PA. Archival Specialist and Curatorial Assistant, Sampson World War II Veterans Museum, Romulus, NY. Crew Chief, Cornell University Robert Treman State Park Excavation, Ithaca; Mehrengar Trust Naguar Fort Excavation, Nagaur, India; Barbados Ethnohistorical Project and Fieldschool, Holetown, Barbados and St. Vincent. Crew Member, Preliminary Fieldwork, Lago Yojoa and Roatan Island, Honduras. Crew Member and On-site Laboratory Supervisor, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, New Harmony, IN. Crew Member, Lord Stirling Manner Fieldschool, Basking Ridge, NJ.
Christine Wilson Award, Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition, 2010. Research Grant, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies; Jacob and Hedwig Hirsch Bequest. Sage Fellowship, Cornell University, Ithaca.
American Anthropological Association. Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition. Society for Historical Archaeology. New York State Archaeological Association.
Dr. Costura is currently teaching as a part of CIA's Applied Food Studies bachelor's degree program.