Women and Girls in Science week
Today we are introduciong our Archemy team member: Alessandra Morrrone!
Q: How did you end up in this field?
Once upon a time, 20-something year old Alessandra was studying Palaeontology at the University of Milan, with a particular fetish for ammonites and brachiopods. She would likely have ended up in a pile of shells if she wouldn’t have taken one specific exam, Introduction to Forensic Anthropology, which triggered her epiphany. From there, she made an ontogenetic leap from gastropods to modern humans, bypassing some 200 million years and ending up with a BSc thesis on an Egyptian mummy exhibited at the Castello Sforzesco Egyptian museum (Ptahmoses….for friends, Pierugo) (photo). Long story short, she continued with an MA and a MSc in Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology in Italy and UK. In 2018, she got the confirmation of admission to PhD at the University of Tartu, specializing in non-adult health and diet through stable isotope analysis, directly from a mummy crypt in Umbria (photos)!