Jen received her B.A. with Honors in Archaeology from Barnard College (2009), with a thesis focusing on modern viewership of Graeco-Roman mummy portraiture from Egypt. She received her M.Phil. with Distinction in Egyptology from Oxford (2012), where she was a Clarendon Scholar with a dissertation on Late Period sacred animal "reliquaries". Jen has interned at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Her field experience includes work with the the NYU Excavations at Amheida, the Athienou Archaeological Project, and the Megiddo Expedition. In 2015-2016 Jen co-curated "Uncovering Ancient Egypt: Ancient Crafts, Modern Technologies" at Brown's Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology. Jen's dissertation is a study of Egyptian royal living-rock stelae, examined through the lens of landscape archaeology. For her dissertation fieldwork she traveled to Egypt, Sudan, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia with a CAORC Mellon Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowship, an ECA Fellowship from the American Research Center in Egypt, and a SPARC Fieldwork Award. Jen is a Museum Educator at the RISD Museum, and in 2018-2019 she is the Inga Maren Otto Curatorial Fellow at the Harvard Art Museums.
Doctoral Student in Archaeology and the Ancient World (Ph.D. expected, Fall 2018)