Helen is a PhD Candidate in Near Eastern Studies, with a Certificate in Museum Studies, and is writing a dissertation on Phoenician Mortuary Practice during the Iron Age (ca. 1100–300 BCE). She got her start at Michigan after graduating from McGill University in Montreal with a B.A. in Scriptural Interpretation, focusing on the Hebrew Bible. Her archaeological, archival, and museum work has taken her to Lebanon, Syria, Israel/Palestine, Jordan, and Cyprus.
Areas to ask about: applying to (and what it's like in) graduate school, getting on an archaeological project, humanities research, the museum studies minor, the concentration in Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies (ACABS), accumulating dead languages (including Biblical Hebrew, Classical Greek, Latin, Aramaic, Akkadian, Ugaritic, and about half a dozen others), life in Ann Arbor, being a redhead.