Rhea was born and raised in the great state of Wisconsin, where she developed a love for a wide array of artistic pursuits, farming, and hiking. Her fondness for art and working in the dirt persisted in college and led her to study archaeology. In 2018, Rhea graduated from Brown University with an A.B. with honors in Archaeology and Middle East Studies, and was the recipient of the E. J. A. Arnold Archaeological Fellowship. She is currently reading for an MPhil in Islamic Art and Archaeology as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford.
Alongside her academic research, Rhea has worked at the intersection of curation and cultural heritage preservation through positions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Cloisters, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, and the Jewish Museum New York, as well as on archaeological sites in Barbados and Italy. Rhea recently curated an exhibition titled Transcultural by Design: Iranian Ceramics from the Minassian Collection at Brown University’s John Hay Library that remained on view throughout 2019. Rhea has also worked as an art teacher and museum educator. She practices compassionate, student driven learning that allows students to build upon their strengths and interests while addressing areas of weakness. With a background in the arts, academia, and activism, Rhea is eager to help early career scholars pursue multidisciplinary interests and chart paths unique to them. At Cambridge Coaching, she specializes in art history, history, and expository writing tutoring.
In Rhea’s spare time, you can usually find her outdoors working on a pen and ink drawing, gardening, or hiking. When the weather is inclement, which it often is in Oxford, she enjoys spending time in her kitchen testing new recipes and attempting to create the perfect crusty bread.