I received my BA in Anthropology at the University of Kansas (Rock Chalk!) where I concentrated in Archaeology. I completed my field school in 2006 at the Claussen and Kanorado sites, both in Kansas. This was under the tutelage of Professor Jack Hofman and Professor Rolfe Mandel. Throughout my undergraduate study I became interested in landscapes and society, inspired by the work of Professor Ivana Radonvanović in the Mesolithic archaeology of the Iron Gates region of the Danube River. After graduation I spent two years in the beautiful Northern Japanese Prefecture of Miyagi, where I taught English at five elementary schools in Kurihara City.
After the Japanese adventure I studied for my MA in Social Archaeology at the University of Southampton, graduating in 2011. My dissertation, supervised by Professor David Hinton, was concerned with integrating a 7 hectare magnetometry survey within the Early Medieval burh at Burpham, near Arundel, West Sussex within its wider landscape context. Interpreting the results was rather difficult and the research raised more questions than it answered.
I began my PhD at the University of Exeter, but found that the project had morphed to something that would be better supervised elsewhere. While it began as an exploration of social identities in West Sussex, it will now look more definitively at the social processes during the formation of the South Saxon Kingdom.
Here is a link to my Academia.edu page.
Here I am at ResearchGate.