Megan is a first year PhD student studying under the supervision of Dr. Sarah Clayton. Megan’s research focuses on developing archaeometric methods for accessing perishable craft industries from the Classic period in Central Mexico. She is currently using organic residue analysis and paleoethnobotany to study the material correlates of textile and dye production. She will use the results of these studies to explore broader questions surrounding individual- and household-level identity construction and social inequality. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Megan also began studying Modern and Classical Nahuatl, to support future ethnohistorical and ethnoarchaeological research centering Indigenous voices and expertise.