I am a PhD candidate at Université Libre de Bruxelles creating a bioavailable strontium map of Belgium by integrating a large dataset of plant samples. In September 2014, I graduated from Ghent University after completing my master's research on ritual Congolese swords and sabres (Mbele a Lulendo) which I helped excavate during fieldwork for the Kongo King project. During my studies at Ghent I undertook fieldwork in Belgium, Denmark, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Italy and minored in Geography.
Hereafter, I pursued a premaster in osteology (September 2014 - February 2015) in order to study Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology at Leiden University (February 2015 - September 2017). Here I specialized in dental non-metric traits and strontium isotope analysis of tooth enamel, which I applied in my master's research on a 5th to 4th century BCE population of ancient Satricum in central Italy to investigate an archaeological hypothesis which suggests a changed ethno-cultural identity as a result of migrating groups. From 2015 to 2019, I was in charge of the documentation and analysis of the osteological material excavated during the summer campaigns of the Mapping the Via Appia Project.
Working in collaboration with Prof. Christophe Snoeck and using AMGC isotope labs.