Natasha A. Fernández-Pérez is a Ph.D. student in anthropology, with an emphasis in archaeology, and a National Science Foundation graduate research fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her B.A. from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. From 2015 to 2017, she was a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow. Her broad research interests are concerned with food and power dynamics in the Caribbean, and her current research focuses on the study of food, colonialism, race, and gender relations in Spanish colonial Puerto Rico. Fernández-Pérez is particularly engaged with how archaeology has the potential to decolonize the past by creating narratives of resistance and by directly relating the past to the present.