Emma Richardson received her M.A. in Museum Studies and Historical Preservation from Morgan State University and B.A. in Anthropology from Warren Wilson College. Before joining Alexandria Archaeology in 2017, she worked at the Maryland Science Center and Jewish Museum of Maryland researching, developing, and running educational programs and exhibits. Prior to that, she worked in the archaeology field throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, and was the Staff Archaeologist for the Exploring Joara Foundation, a public archaeology program based in North Carolina.