Cecelia received her B.S. in Archaeology and Biological Anthropology from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Her work as an undergraduate included studying vertebral arthritis in the Smithsonian’s Terry Collection, working as a research assistant on stable isotope analysis of the Roosevelt African Mammal Collection, and researching Egyptian interactions with the Near East in the Bronze Age. Her honors thesis focused on studying linear enamel hypoplasia as a general stress indicator in Bronze Age groups from the site of Tel Megiddo. Cecelia’s current research focuses on the impact of monasteries on children in the Byzantine Near East in terms of stress, disease, and growth patterns.