Melanie (M.A. in Classics – University of Colorado Boulder, B.A. Classical Archaeology and Latin – Florida State University) is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Classics from UNC Chapel Hill. Her research interests include the material culture of the Hellenistic Aegean, Egypt, and Eastern Mediterranean, ancient ceramics, and cross-cultural interaction. In 2017 she completed an M.A. in Classics at UNC Chapel Hill with a thesis titled “The Ptolemies and the 3rd century BCE Ceramic Assemblage.” She most recently worked as a Field Director at the ASCSA excavations at Corinth and a Team Leader on the Western Argolid Regional Project.