Raghda (Didi) El-Behaedi

Raghda (Didi) El-Behaedi
Advisor(s): Nadine Moeller
Near Eastern Art and Archaeology

Academic Bio

Didi is a PhD student in Egyptian Archaeology. She received her B.A. with Honors in Anthropology (Archaeology) and a minor in Geospatial Technologies from the University of North Carolina Wilmington (2017), with a thesis focused on the feasibility of organic residue analysis on shell material. Her research interests include understanding ancient Egyptian settlement patterns and ancient landscapes through the lens of remote sensing, GIS and computer programming. Didi hopes to use these technologies to further propel cultural heritage preservation efforts and education initiatives in Egypt. She has conducted archaeological fieldwork at a number of sites, including in the United States, France, and Egypt, has worked at the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Pottery Residue Lab and interned at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. In addition, Didi has worked as a remote sensing research consultant at NASA Langley Research Center (2016) and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (2017). Most recently, in Summer 2018, she also completed a Space Archaeology internship at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.