Jocelyne Ponce is a PhD candidate in Archaeology. She received her M.A. in Anthropology from Tulane University and Licenciatura and B.A. from Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. Her dissertation research explores the relationship between social inequality and settlement density in the Maya Lowlands. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Fulbright-Hays, and Lambda-Alpha National Anthropology Honor Society. Ponce has also been awarded fellowships by the American Association of University Women, Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Scholars Program, and Foreign Language and Areas Studies for Kaqchikel Maya Language. Her research interests include social inequality, urbanism, household archaeology, gender, colonialism, and public archaeology.