I received a BA in Anthropology from the University of Chicago in 2009. Over the past three years I have been working as an archaeologist on Cultural Resource Management projects around the US and on several academic research projects on Catalina Island off the coast of California, New Orleans, Senegal, and most recently, Mauritius. I am currently a graduate student at the University of Virginia, Department of Anthropology working towards my PhD. My research focuses on the archaeology of maronnage, or fugitive slaves, in Mauritius. My other interests include landscape archaeology, identity, resistance, race theory, and cultural pluralism.