I am a PhD student in the Nautical Archaeology Program of the Department of Anthropology at Texas A&M University. A public historian and historical archaeologist, my current research focuses on traditional modes of seafaring, boatbuilding, and the practice of maritime archaeology in Liberia and Sierra Leone. I am interested in the exchanges and identities of African mariners and European mariners on the West African Atlantic seaboard during the Early Modern period.
I hold an M.A. in Public History from Duquesne University (2020) and a B.A. in History. I have conducted archaeological fieldwork, both terrestrial and underwater, in Italy, Spain, Canada, and the United States, and consulted in archaeological conservation for museums, cultural resource management firms, and historic preservation organizations. I was a 2018 NCAA DIII Scholar All-American in Swimming and am a PADI-certified rescue diver.