Melanie (M.A. in Classics – University of Colorado Boulder, B.A. Classical Archaeology and Latin – Florida State University) is currently pursuing an M.A. and Ph.D. in Classics from UNC Chapel Hill. Her research interests include the material culture of the Hellenistic Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean, ancient ceramics, and cross-cultural interaction in the ancient Mediterranean. She most recently worked as a Field Director at the ASCSA excavations at Corinth and a Team Leader on the Western Argolid Regional Project.