I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Indiana University studying Mississippian societies in the Midwestern United States. My research interests include ceramic analysis, archaeometry and geochemical applications to ceramic compositional studies, popular archaeology and media, and digital archaeologies. I'm is working on my dissertation characterizing the geochemical and petrographic composition of ceramics from the Emerald Site near Lebanon, Illinois, funded by the Indiana Academy of Science and David C. Skomp Fund from the department of Anthropology at Indiana University. Other current research projects include studying painted daub from the Angel Site in southwest Indiana and the Midwestern United States, with a grant from the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology, and the utilization of 3D modeling of archaeological materials and sites for visualization and analysis.