Kacey Grauer is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Archaeology Center at Stanford University. She is an anthropological archaeologist who studies human-environment relationships using archaeobotanical analysis and household excavations. She specializes in the ancient Maya area, and has been a senior staff member of the Aventura Archaeology Project in northern Belize since 2015. Her research has addressed how inequality impacted access to water during the height of drought, and her current and ongoing research addresses differential access to food during environmental crises. Kacey centers Indigenous ontologies in her research and strives to connect archaeology to present-day environmental justice concerns. She has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, and the National Geographic Society, and has recently been published in the Journal of Social Archaeology and the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology.