I'm a Teaching Specialist for Archaeobotany at the Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM), a joint appointment between the Department of Anthropology and the Penn Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology. I received my B.A. in anthropology from Beloit College, WI, and my Ph.D. in archaeology from Boston University. I teach courses on archaeobotanical method and theory, ethnobotany, and interdisciplinary approaches to archaeological science. My research is focused on the analysis of plant remains from archaeological sites in the Mediterranean and Near East, with a particular interest in the reconstruction of plant processing, storing, and cooking practices.