Perri is a PhD candidate in the Archaeology in the Anthropology Department at Cornell University. She has a BA (2008) from Columbia University and received an MA in Archaeology from Cornell University in 2011. Her masters thesis was based on the application of ground-based remote sensing at a late seventeenth century Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) site to illuminate issues of settlement organization during a time of hardship. Her dissertation research will center on broader landscape concerns and a consideration of activity along settlement ‘margins’ through the analysis of wood charcoal and macrobotanical remains. She has done fieldwork in the American Southwest and Northeast, Ecuador and Cyprus.