Louise Bertini has served as ARCE’s Executive Director since April 2019 and previously as Director for Egypt since 2018. She is an Egyptologist and specialist in faunal analysis who has worked on more than 25 archaeological projects in Egypt since 2003. She obtained a M.A. in Egyptology from the University of Liverpool, and a Ph.D. in Archaeology from Durham University. Her research interests include zooarchaeology, bioarchaeology, paleoecology, paleopathology, domestication, subsistence reconstruction, and animal mummification as well as other areas of Egyptology. She was previously a lecturer in Egyptology at the American University in Cairo from 2009-2017.