Thea is a graduate student on the archaeology track. She received her B.A. from Wesleyan University in College of Letters and in Archaeology in 2009 and completed the University of Pennsylvania's post-bacc program in Classics in 2010. In the summer of 2010, she participated in the excavation of the Sanctuary of Zeus at Mount Lykaion. Her research interests include public archaeology and cultural heritage management, as well as the relationship between texts and material culture. She is also interested in early Greek heroic cult, particularly in Lakonia.