|May 2014 |
|PhD, Environmental Science, Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics (IDYST), University of Lausanne, Switzerland.|
Livelihoods, land use, and population in pre-colonial sub-Saharan Africa: Advances in the quantification of human-environment interactions over archaeological time-scales.
Thesis director: Prof. Jed O. Kaplan, Defense date: 27 August 2018
|Sept. 2007 |
|MSc, GIS and Spatial Analysis in Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, University College London|
Modeling Individual Choice: An agent-based modeling approach to the spread of agriculture in Europe.
Supervisors: Dr. Mark Lake and Prof. Andrew Bevan.
|Sept. 2000 |
|BA, Anthropology, University of Rhode Island, USA.|
Minors: Art History and Underwater Archaeology.
Transfer credits from: American University in Cairo, Egypt; Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, USA; and Green River Community College, Auburn, WA, USA.
|July 1999||Field school student, Belize Valley Archaeological Reconnaissance and the Western Belize Regional Cave Project, University of New Hampshire and University of Illinois.|
|Jan. 2020 – Present||Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Archaeology,|
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany.
|Sept. 2018 – Dec. 2019||SNSF Early Postdoc.Mobility Fellow hosted by the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany.|
Funded by SNSF Early Postdoc.Mobility Fellowship project: Early Agricultural Systems in South-East Africa (EAS-SEA, P2LAP2_181452).
|October 2018||Field Director for MPI-SHH excavations in Southern Zambia (Chundu Farm and Kumadzulo).|
|June 2018||Geoarchaeologist for Geraki Archaeological Project, Geraki, Greece.|
|April 2018||Archaeobotany and database assistant for AECLANUM archaeological project, Naples, Italy.|
|May 2014 – April 2018||PhD student at Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.|
Employed by SNSF funded project: Quantifying the economic and environmental transformation of Africa during the Iron Age (ACACIA, CR10I2_146314). Supervisor: Prof. Jed O. Kaplan
|Field seasons 2009 – 2015||Survey Director and GIS Specialist for Bir Madhkur Project, Jordan. The George Washington University, DC, USA.|
Six field seasons: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015. Lead survey activities, created and maintained of the project’s GIS database, produced maps for reports and presentations, catalogued all items excavated in 2010 excavation season. This was predominantly a survey project that focused on landscape utilization in the hinterland of Petra with some excavations at a late Roman fort and a Nabatean/Early Roman caravan station. Supervisor: Andrew M. Smith, II
|Dec. 2012 – Apr. 2014||Archaeological GIS Consultant for TCP Hawai‘i, Kailua, HI, USA.|
Part-time GPS and GIS support, particularly map production. Supervisor: Chris Monahan
|Aug. 2011 – Mar. 2014||Archaeologist and Project Manager for Cultural Surveys Hawai‘i, Kailua, HI, USA.|
Preparation of compliance level reports and plans (Archaeological Inventory Surveys, Preservation Plans, Burial Treatment Plans, and Monitoring Reports); field work (excavation, survey, monitoring, remote sensing with GPR, ethnographic interviews, and mapping with total station and GPS); supervision, planning, and coordination of field projects, data analysis (using excel and ArcGIS); graphic production (using Illustrator and ArcGIS); and the preparation of NRHP Nomination Forms. Supervisor: Hallett H. Hammatt
|Apr. – Aug. 2011||Archaeological Field Technician, ACR Consultants, Sheridan, WY, USA.|
Seasonal crew job: various survey and shovel-testing projects in Wyoming and southern Montana.
|Sept. – Oct. 2010||Archaeological Field Technician, Metcalf Archaeological Consultants, Kemmerer, WY, USA.|
Seasonal crew job: Ruby Pipeline project, excavation of settlement sites in the path of the pipeline.
|Apr. – Oct. 2009||Historical Consultant, BBC Worldwide Productions, Los Angeles, CA, USA.|
Research and on-site consulting services for development of historical drama series.
|Apr. – June 2009||Scoring supervisor, Pearson Performance Scoring Center, Auburn, WA, USA.|
Supervised team of scorers to apply a rubric grading system to standardized tests.
|April 2008||Presenter, National Geographic Channel documentary series ‘Egypt Unwrapped’: Alexander the Great’s Lost Tomb (aired Nov. 2008) and The Real Cleopatra (aired Dec. 2008).|
|Sept. 2006 – Jun. 2007||English and Social Studies Teacher (G3, 6, 7, and 8), International School of Choueifat, Cairo, Egypt.|
|Mar. 2006 – Jun. 2006||Maternity cover (KG1) and substitute teacher (all grades), International School of Choueifat, Cairo, Egypt.|