Rachael (M.A. in Classics – University of Colorado Boulder, B.A. Classics – Carleton College) is currently pursuing an M.A. and Ph.D. in Classics from UNC Chapel Hill. Her research interests include the material culture of Greece and the Near East and cross-cultural interaction in the ancient Aegean and wider Mediterranean, especially during the Iron Age. She has worked most recently as a Team Leader for the Western Argolid Regional Project in Greece and has also worked on projects in Bulgaria, Rome, and Tuscany.