Nicole is a PhD student in classical archaeology interested in the study of ancient Mediterranean maritime interaction, network approaches to archaeology, and archaeological ceramics. She studies ports and harbors as adaptive spaces utilized by Mediterranean communities throughout their long histories, interrogating the archaeological record to better understand the mechanisms of ancient Mediterranean exchange. Her previous work examined the movement of ceramics through maritime and inland networks in Hellenistic Southern Phoenicia, and the effect of demographic, social, and political change on regional systems of exchange. She is involved in the publication of the ceramics from the Hellenistic Harbor at Akko, Israel, and is currently working on the Hellenistic and Roman finewares from Daphne (modern Harbiye, Turkey). She has excavated extensively on land and underwater in Israel, and recently joined the underwater survey and excavation project at Vendicari, Sicily.