I am an anthropological archaeologist (Ph.D. 2019, University of Arizona), interested in ritual, household archaeology, and the development of complex societies in Mesoamerica and lower Central America. I am currently a Fellow at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
Since 2012, I have investigated early households at the site of Ceibal, in Guatemala, as part of the Ceibal-Petexbatun Archaeological Project. I am interested in the role of household ritual in the development of ancient Maya society.
As of 2021, I am also conducting research into pre-Hispanic communities in the southern Azuero Peninsula of Panama.
In addition to my research, I am committed to undergraduate teaching and archaeological public outreach.
Development of complex society
Transition to sedentism
University of Arizona, 2019
University of Arizona, 2011
B.A., summa cum laude, Archaeology
Boston University, 2009