About Melissa

I’m a recent graduate seeking to educate the public on the wonders of the Ancient World, especially Ancient Egypt.

Ever since reading the Magic Treehouse book, Mummies on Monday, I have been fascinated with Ancient Egypt. I even forced my family to travel to Philadelphia to see the King Tutankhamen exhibition, where I was promptly disappointed that the famous mask had not made the trip across the ocean.

I graduated with a BA in Anthropology, Archaeology, and Art History in 2017 and even had the opportunity to study abroad at the Institute of Archaeology at University College London and travel Europe.

I then graduated with my MA in Egyptian Art and Archaeology in 2020. After discovering that a PhD would not be for me, I discovered the field of Museum Education and I am currently completing a Museum Studies Graduate Certificate.

Museum Experience
  • Art Museum at the University of Memphis, Egyptian Art, Graduate Assistant
  • Alexandria Archaeology Museum, Education Intern
  • Brooklyn Museum, Egyptian Curatorial Department, Intern
  • Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, Volunteer
Archaeological Experience
  • Archaeology in the Community, Education Intern
  • Archaeology in the Community, Estate Little Princess Archaeological Dig, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Instructor
  • Alexandria Archaeology, Shuter’s Hill Archaeological Dig, Alexandria, Virginia, Volunteer and Instructor
  • Alexandria Archaeology, Save Our Ship Conservation, Volunteer
  • University of Michigan and University of Verona, Gabii Archaeological Dig, Rome, Field Student
  • University College London, Downley Archaeological Dig, Sussex, England, Student
  • Hofstra University’s Center for Public Archaeology, Intern and Lab Assistant
  • D.C. Archaeology, Yarrow Mamout Archaeological Dig, Volunteer
  • Montpelier Archaeology, South Yard Archaeological Dig, Volunteer