Kate R. Kreindler, Assistant Professor of Roman Archaeology at the University of Virginia, was born in New York in 1983. She studied archaeology and history at Tufts University (B.A. 2006) before attending Stanford University, where she received her doctorate in Classics, with a concentration in Classical Archaeology (Ph.D. 2015). She began excavating in Italy in 2003, as an undergraduate, and currently is the Associate Director of the Poggio Civitate Archaeology Project (2015-present) and is an Assistant Director of the Brock University Pantelleria Excavation Project (2018-present). Her research and publications focus on the archaeology of pre-Roman Italy, specifi cally on urbanization and economic development.