Jessica recently submitted her Ph.D. dissertation in Bioarchaeology and Egyptology at the University of California, Berkeley, and holds a M.A. in Osteology from the University of Stockholm, Sweden. In addition to conducting extensive fieldwork as a bioarchaeologist in Egypt, US and Scandinavia, she also specializes in site survey and Geographical Information Systems. She is currently a Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Near Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley, where she has taught classes in Archaeology, Anthropology, Bioarchaeology, Middle Eastern Studies and Reading and Composition. She believes students learn best when they are directly involved and invested in the discovery of their own knowledge through inquiry-based learning. Jessica enjoys tutoring history, reading and writing, psychology, biology, anatomy and physiology, mathematics and statistics. In her free time, Jessica likes traveling, scuba-diving, cooking, and spending time with family.