B.A., Eckerd College (2009); M.A., North Carolina State University (2011)
Archaeology (Advisor: Scott Fitzpatrick)
Jessica is a Ph.D. student in bioarchaeology with interests in migration and mobility in island and coastal regions, historical ecology, and island and coastal archaeology. Her dissertation research involves utilizing ancient DNA and stable isotope analyses to investigate migration and colonization of Palau in western Micronesia. She has also conducted fieldwork on the islands of Carriacou (Grenada) and Nevis in the Caribbean, as well as southern Peru.