With the collaboration of the science teachers at St Stephen’s School and Inge Weustink, classics teacher and Director of the Lyceum, I was able to create a crash course into all that is archaeology. I am currently working as the activities coordinator in Boarding but will also work closely with the Aventinus Minor Project (AMP) this coming season. I am a St. Stephen’s alumna (Class of 2010) and hold an MSc in Forensic Archaeological Science. I am in the process of completing a Ph.D. in Egyptian Archaeology. I have had the opportunity to excavate at numerous sites, including Sant’Omobono in the center of Rome, Sais in the Egyptian Delta, and a northern Roman site in the UK.
Throughout my academic career, I have been trained in the scientific methods used in archaeology and have designed courses related to the practical sides of excavation and laboratory analysis at university. I have always loved teaching archaeology, especially to first-year students, since they are always very eager and curious about the discipline and its multifaceted approach. It is, therefore, an incredible opportunity to work with younger students and perhaps inspire a potential career in archaeology. I was drawn to it as a student since I could never really decide what my main career aspiration could be. I was very artistic in school but was a devoted history student and loved biology. Archaeology has allowed me to combine my interests into one field, and I have never had to give up on one of my passions.