From pursuing her B.Sc. Archaeology and master’s in Anthropology degrees at Trent generating ground-breaking research on ancient Peruvian societies, Ms. Hyland is now pursuing her Ph.D. at Oxford University. In her master’s work at Trent, supervised by Dr Paul Szpak, Ms. Hyland used a variety of stable isotope methods to analyze bone, nail and mummified skin and hair of people who lived during the formation of early state-level societies along the coast of northern Peru in the Virú Valley. Her goal was to examine their diets and movement patterns. Her research was recently published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology and featured on the issue cover.