I am a huge nerd, who was traumatized at having to choose only three subjects per semester when I first attended university aged 36. Archaeology is the study of people and anything they have made or affected intentionally or not. In short, almost anything can be the subject of archaeology and I was able to take advantage of this to formally study subjects from ancient languages to archaeological theory, forensic anatomy, quantum physics, anthropology and Islamic theology. It is a privilege to be able to work in a discipline that seeks to protect and advance heritage, while remaining engaged with this interdisciplinary body of thought.
This is a Kiddush cup, used ceremonially at Jewish celebrations. Given to me at birth with my engraved initials still faintly visible, seeing it brings many positive memories and reminds me of the deep meanings that artefacts hold.