Bianca Hand is a PhD Candidate in the History of Art Department focusing on Ancient Mesopotamian Art from Baltimore, MD. She received her B.A. in Archaeology and Art History from the College of Wooster. Her experiences ranges from education and development internships at The Walters Art Museum to fieldwork on multiple projects, including the Athienou Archaeological Project, Cyprus; The Bonçuklu Project, Turkey; and the Tayinat Archaeological Project Basalt Reconstruction Project, Turkey. At the Johns Hopkins University Archaeological Museum, she is currently working on cataloging and researching the Cypriot ceramic collection. Her research primarily focuses on questions of alterity, materiality, style, and interaction during the reign of the Neo-Assyrian king Sargon II (721-705 BCE). Intending to enter into the museum profession, Bianca is also interested in questions surrounding public outreach, engagement, and leadership diversity in museums today.