Emma received her B.A in Classics from Haverford College and in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology from Bryn Mawr College. For her Master’s Thesis, “Delian Civic Structures: A Critical Reassessment,” she evaluated the current identifications of political buildings on the island of Delos in light of literary, inscriptional and archaeological evidence. For her dissertation, Emma is studying the evolution of Greek and indigenous settlements in Sicily during the 7th and early 6th centuries BC and reviewing the evidence for this significant transitional period in archaeological contexts throughout the central and eastern zones of the island. Her interests include the archaeology of identity, Greek colonies in South Italy and Sicily, Greek and non-Greek interactions, ceramics, Greek sanctuaries, and political and civic space in the ancient world. She has excavated at the Athenian Agora, served as a trench supervisor at Azoria on Crete, and is currently working at Morgantina in Sicily.