As a PhD student on the archaeology track, Rita is studying how societies protect and regulate access to cultural property and landscapes. Rita received her B.A. in Classics from Stanford University, with a minor in Computer Science. After receiving her J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, Rita clerked for the Honorable Ruggero J. Aldisert of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Following her clerkship, Rita was an associate with the Supreme Court & Appellate Practice Group of Mayer Brown LLP. Rita has participated in archaeological fieldwork in Monte Polizzo, Sicily; Rome, Italy; and San Francisco, California. Rita also has worked with death row inmates and Iraqi asylum seekers.