About the Author
Alexandra Rosenberg grew up in Northern Virginia. Her passion for anthropology, archaeology, and history was fueled by learning opportunities in Washington, D.C., and visits to Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown. She earned a B.A. from the College of William & Mary, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with high honors in Anthropology. Her degree had two concentrations, biological anthropology and historical archaeology. She minored in colonial American history, and earned a certificate in public history from the National Institute of American History and Democracy. Internships and field schools at Mount Vernon’s South Grove and Slave Cemetery, Colonial Williamsburg, The Fairfeld Foundation, and Eyre Hall shaped her experience in archaeology, historic preservation, conservation, architectural history, public history, public interpretation, and material culture. Alexandra’s true love, ceramics, stems from uncovering them during archaeological excavations. At Winterthur, Alexandra hopes to utilize her diverse background to examine ceramics from multidisciplinary perspectives to tell the story of the social life of these pieces in global and cultural contexts. In her free time, she enjoys dance, theatre and playing the violin.