Jenny completed her B.A. with Honours in Classics and her B.Sc. in Computer Science in 2020 at Stanford University, where she was awarded a Hume Humanities Honours Fellowship for her honours thesis research on human trafficking into the Roman world and the modern United States. She studied Roman social and economic history as a visiting student in 2019 at Magdalen College, Oxford, and now returns to pursue her MSt in Classical Archaeology at Lincoln College.
Jenny currently works with the archaeological projects of Yassıada (in the Sea of Marmara), Pabuç Burnu (near Bodrum i.e. ancient Halikarnassos, Turkey), and Corbridge (in Northumberland, England). Her research areas include ancient Mediterranean trade networks, the Roman economy, and the development of computational techniques to analyse artefacts. Her article published in Archaeologia e Calcolatori (2020) describes the computational methods she developed to study pre-modern ceramics. Aspects of these were also presented at the 2021 and 2019 Annual Meetings of the American Institute of Archaeology (AIA). In 2022, she will return to the AIA’s Annual Meeting to present a poster on modelling the spatial arrangements of shipwreck assemblages and a poster on the amphorae from the sixth-century B.C.E. shipwreck at Pabuç Burnu. Other work has been presented at the National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator Expo (2021); the Stanford Archaeology Center’s Blokker Workshop (2020); the Rudini Museum in Marzamemi, Sicily (2020); Photonics West (2019); and the Stanford Imaging Symposium (2019, 2018). Jenny has excavated as a member of the Marzamemi Maritime Heritage Project's scuba diving team in Sicily and served as a Section Editor for the Stanford Undergraduate Research Journal.
Outside research, Jenny is an accomplished concert harpist. She also enjoys dance and a variety of sports.
Jenny is deeply grateful to the Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme for its generous support and looks forward to continuing her work as a member of the Ertegun community.