I began my academic training through correspondence and online courses in 2010. I completed certificates in archaeology and geographic information systems from the University of Leicester and St. Lawrence College respectively before starting my undergraduate degree full time. I completed a B.A. in archaeology with a specialty in anthropological archaeology from Trent University in 2017. Currently, I am a M.A. candidate with the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology. My research interests are centered around the history of technologies developed before and during the Medieval period. Specifically, I am interested in the invention and innovation of dynamic material culture – objects made up of constituent pieces working in concert to form a whole object.