I am Assistant Director of Academic Engagement and Assistant Research Curator at the Harvard Art Museums.
I love teaching—especially with objects—in the field, galleries, and classrooms. While I often work with college-level audiences, I am dedicated to making art and the ancient world more accessible through public engagement.
Before stepping into my current role in Fall 2020, I was the Inga Maren Otto Curatorial Fellow at the Harvard Art Museums. My museum experience includes work and training at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Egyptian Museum in Cairo, and Metropolitan Museum of Art. I also teach a full-term course on learning in museums at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a shorter version on the same topic for the Museum Studies program at Harvard Extension School. While in graduate school I served as a Teaching Consultant, and then Head Teaching Consultant for Humanities and Social Sciences, at the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning at Brown University. I hold a BA in Anthropology from Barnard College, an MPhil in Egyptology from the University of Oxford, and a PhD in Archaeology and the Ancient World from Brown University. My PhD dissertation was a study of ancient Egyptian royal stelae that were carved into cliffs, rock outcrops, and boulders. I approached this research with a focus on materiality, as I do with all ancient objects in museums and in situ.
I am originally from Brooklyn, New York. I live in Providence, Rhode Island with my husband and our two cats, Nut and Neith. I enjoy cooking, kayaking, and true crime.