Excavating an Early Bronze Age pitcher
RISD Museum
Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology
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Archaeologist | Curator | Educator 

I am an art historically trained archaeologist with a strong background in anthropology and museums, passionate about outreach and education. I am interested in how museums can help us understand, protect, and engage with the past and how they can better serve our communities today. I aim to make academic information accessible, fun, and inclusive. My research focuses on mortuary practices, the history of death and dying, image and identity making, and museum ethics.

When I am not in the classroom or in a museum, I am at a historical cemetery somewhere admiring historic gravestones.



If you have any questions or if you are interested in having me speak in your museum, classroom, or educational event, please reach out!

This is an image of a clay envelope from Ancient Anatolia that would hold a cuneiform letter. Read more about it here

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