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B.A. Archaeology (Hons.), Barnard College/Columbia University - 2009
M.Phil. Egyptology (Dist.), Clarendon Scholar, University of Oxford - 2012
As an undergraduate, I interned with the Department of Egyptian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Archaeology Department at the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. Before starting my MPhil, I spent a year split between the registration department at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and the Pleiades Project run by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at NYU. At Brown, I have worked extensively with the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, where I co-curated my first exhibition, Uncovering Ancient Egypt: Ancient Crafts, Modern Technologies, with Dr. Julia Troche.
I've excavated with the Megiddo Expedition at Tel Megiddo, Israel, since 2006, where I am currently the registrar for a Middle Bronze Age section of the site. I have also spent four seasons with the Jezreel Valley Regional Project; four with the Amheida Project in the Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt; and two with the Athienou Archaeological Project in Athienou-Malloura, Cyprus.
I am just embarking on my dissertation fieldwork in Egypt, Sudan, and Lebanon. My dissertation is a study of Egyptian royal living-rock stelae from the perspective of landscape archaeology. In 2016-2017 I am a CAORC Mellon Mediterranean Regional Research Fellow, an ARCE ECA Fellow, and a SPARC Fieldwork Awardee--all of which will help me accomplish my fieldwork so that I may begin writing.