Nala is a PhD student in the joint Sociocultural Anthropology and African-American Studies program. She graduated from the University of Washington Phi Beta Kappa and cum laude with a B.A. in Anthropology and B.A. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations with a specialization in Arabic. She is broadly interested in Black feminist geographies, Black studies, history of archaeology, critical race theory, and autoethnography. Her research explores Black women’s experiences of archeology in the academe.