Veronica is a maritime archaeologist who studies harbors, exchange networks, and maritime cultural landscapes in the eastern Mediterranean. She is interested in early Islamic trade, coastal communities, and the rise of the Muslim navy. Veronica received her MA from the Nautical Archaeology Program at Texas A&M, as well as a certificate in the Conservation of Archaeological Resources. She is a research associate at the Institute of Nautical Archaeology, where she has most recently co-directed the partial excavation and recording of a 3rd Dynasty boat burial at Abusir. Veronica has worked on archaeological projects around the globe, including terrestrial sites in Egypt, Vietnam, and Hawaii, underwater excavations in Alexandria, Greece, Bermuda, and Tobago, and deepwater surveys off Crete and Israel. After three years as a CRM project supervisor in Hawaii, Veronica co-founded a photogrammetry company that creates interactive 3D exhibits for at-risk and inaccessible archaeological sites.