I am an archaeologist specializing in Mesoamerican representational systems, with a particular interest in the relationship between art and writing in Mesoamerica and the use of communicative media to create and transmit meaning. I received a BA in Archaeology and Anthropology from Boston University in 2013, followed by an MA in Archaeology specializing in Native American Religion from Leiden University in 2016. My MA thesis examined a number of PostClassic (1100 AD – 1500 AD) Maya, Mixtec, and Central Mexican codices from a comparative perspective with an emphasis on the shared use of metaphorical diphrases. Most recently I have worked on archaeological excavations in Chontales, Nicaragua, with an international team from Leiden University. My research interests include epigraphy, visual culture, semiotics, postcolonial theory, pre/post-colonial manuscripts, and indigenous rights movements.