Brennan Bajdek is a Master’s student in the Nautical Archaeology Program at Texas A&M University. He received his B.A. in Classical Archaeology from the University of Texas at Austin. After graduating, Brennan worked for a number of CRM firms in Texas, where he was involved with terrestrial surveys, excavations and artifact conservation. He has also participated on an excavation in Greece and will be participating in the Bajo de la Campana Shipwreck Excavation in Spain this summer. Currently, he works at Texas A&M’s Conservation Research Laboratory. His primary research interests include Late Bronze Age Aegean trade in the Black Sea, the Mycenaean colonization of Rhodes and LBA harbors. Outside of school, Brennan is an accomplished writer, having published several short stories.