I am a PhD student in the field of Mesoamerican archaeology. My fascination with the prehispanic peoples of Mesoamerican began in 2019 during a trip to central Mexico, which inspired me to devote the rest of my undergraduate career to anthropology. Two years later I graduated with a BA from Brandeis University and then participated in my first archaeological field season, which was focused on the 3D documentation of an ancient Maya hieroglyphic stairway. Here at UA, with the guidance of Dr. Alexandre Tokovinine, I want to expand my knowledge of ancient Mesoamerica, and particularly the Maya. Within this broad field of study, I am eager to identify the specific questions and methodologies that will eventually shape my dissertation.