M.A. University of California, Berkeley 2018
M.A. University College London 2013
B.A. Boston University 2011
I graduated from Boston University with a double major in Classical Civilizations and Archaeology. In 2013, I received a M.A. in Ancient History from University College London where I earned a Distinction on my thesis, The Role of Attendants in Ancient Greek Combat. I have worked on archaeological excavation and survey projects in Southern Italy and Greece. Since 2010, I have been working in various roles at the Mochlos Archaeological Project in East Crete. I was a site supervisor between 2013 and 2016, and continue to work with that project as a metals specialist. I am a trained archaeometallurgist and I have several active projects at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, here at UC Berkeley.
Throughout my academic career, I have sought to understand ancient warfare and its influence on state cohesion, development, and identity. At UC Berkeley, I am continuing these areas of study with a particular focus on the political and economic development of Crete in the Archaic and Classical periods. I am also interested in the expanding field of digital humanities and am employing several DH tools in my disseration.
Classical archaeology, archaeometallurgy, ancient warfare, Greek epigraphy, ancient history, state formation, Cretan history