I am a fourth-year PhD student in the Stanford Classics department studying the archaeology of early Greece. I received my B.A. in Classical Archaeology and Physics from Macalester College and my M.A. in Classical Archaeology from the University of Colorado. After completing my M.A., I worked as an archaeologist in southwest Colorado at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, a non-profit organization devoted to archaeological research, educational outreach, and partnerships with American Indians. My research at Stanford focuses on economic and social inequality on the Mediterranean island of Crete during the Early Iron Age and the Archaic period. My other research interests include archaeological survey, human-environment interaction, and the relationship between city and countryside in the ancient Mediterranean world.