I am an Assistant Teaching Professor in Anthropology at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. I'm coming from Stanford, where I was a Postdoctoral Fellow after finishing my Ph.D. in the interdepartmental program of Archaeology at UCLA. My research focuses on using human skeletal remains in conjunction with art and texts to understand ancient Egyptian culture. Currently, I’m researching how health and disease affected the village community of Deir el-Medina during the New Kingdom period. I am also interested in ancient tattooing as we've discovered some of Egypt's most elaborate ancient tattoos at the site.