Teagan Wolter is a PhD student in Near Eastern Art and Archaeology. She is interested in interregional interactions throughout Mesopotamia and Central Asia. She got her BA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she majored in German and anthropology, with a minor in archaeology. After getting an MA through the Center of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Chicago, she entered the PhD program in NELC. She attended field school in Belize at Buena Vista and has had subsequent excavation experience in Turkey. She has been on archaeological surveys in Azerbaijan and in Armenia. Since entering beginning her PhD, she has received Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarship, the Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award, and a FLAS fellowship for studying Turkish.