Log in to post comments Degree Seeking MA Area of Study Art History Email email@example.com Undergraduate Institution UNC Chapel Hill Undergraduate Degree BA in Art History and Classical Archaeology, Minor in Anthropology Hometown Raleigh, North Carolina Biography Melissa DePierro is a second-year MA candidate who studies Late Antiquity. Her research interests include Roman mosaics, Near Eastern civilizations during the Roman Empire and Late Antiquity, and the relationships between humans and the natural world in Antiquity. Previously, Melissa worked as an intern at the North Carolina Museum of Art in the education and curatorial departments and continues as a researcher for the education team. She has also participated in an excavation in Huqoq, Israel, where she excavated mosaic panels in a synagogue from the 5th century. During the 2022-2023 school year, she will serve as an intern at the Georgia Museum of Art in the registrar department and as the president of the Association of Graduate Art Students.