I am a PhD Candidate at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University. My dissertation is a study of ancient Egyptian royal stelae that were carved into cliffs, rock outcrops, and boulders. I approach this research with a focus on landscape, materiality, and spatial language.
I am also an Educator for School and Teacher Programs and an On-Call Museum Educator for adults at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum. I love teaching—especially with objects—in the field, galleries, & classrooms. I am dedicated to making archaeology more accessible through public outreach. For this reason, I started an online fieldwork newsletter called The Interactive Dissertation—please stop by and have a look at my photos and thoughts from my travel to fieldwork sites in Sudan, Lebanon, and Egypt! You may also wish to view this short video of me speaking about my outreach project, from Brown’s Research Matters! public talk event in fall 2016.
I am originally from Brooklyn, New York. I attended Barnard College for my undergraduate degree in Anthropology (on the Archaeology track, 2009) and the University of Oxford for my MPhil in Egyptology (2012). I currently live in Providence, Rhode Island with my husband and our two cats, Nut and Neith.