Jill is a doctoral student in the Anthropology Department at the University of New Mexico. She began working with BVAR as a field school student in 2005 and has worked on the project off and on since that time. Jill received her MA in 2008 from the University of Mississippi where her research focused on the Late to Terminal Classic site of Deep Valley in the Caves Branch River Valley. She returned to BVAR in 2014 for her dissertation research which focuses on identifying learning networks and communities of practice among Late Classic, non-elite Maya craft producers at Baking Pot and UxbenkŠ, Belize. Jillís research interests include ceramic analyses, ceramic technology, domestic craft production, intracommunity household organization, thin section petrography, sedimentary geology and ancient Maya acquisition, manipulation, and use of clay and rock resources for ceramic production.