Sydney can’t remember a time when she wasn’t interested in all things spooky. She’s not sure which of her parents thought it would be a good idea to let her watch The Legend of Sleepy Hollow when she was only 6 years old, but she’s sure as hell glad she did. Its been all Goosebumps, Agatha Christie, Michael Myers and Dogs (the regular cute kind) since then.
Sydney went to college to pursue Biological Anthropology, focusing on Forensic Anthropology but realized along the way that her academic love was for Art History. Though Sydney pursued an Art History Bachelor’s degree, she only fell one class (Physics! UGH!) short of finishing her degree in Biological Anthropology. Her Forensics experience was one of her favorites of all time and she still relishes the fact that she can correctly identify cause of death (and other remarkable features) from skeletal remains.
Sydney is currently a Graduate Student at Columbia University studying American Art of the 19th Century. She focuses on folk art with the intent of giving voices to those who have gone unheard long enough. She hopes to bring the same tone to Ossuary- one which is deeply respectful of the victims and continuously willing to emphasize their lives over the deplorable person who took them away.
When Sydney is not forcing her boyfriend to binge watch True Crime documentaries (or The Office), she can be found cuddled up with her pup Mickey, usually with a cup of coffee not too far away. Oh! And writing her thesis, of course!