Myra Giesen Myra has worked in heritage management for many years, first as an archaeologist and later as a senior cultural resource manager for the US federal government. Myra has a PhD in Anthropology, with a specialisation bioarchaeology. She moved to the North East in 2006, and since her arrival, she has taught on the Museum, Gallery and Heritage Studies programmes at Newcastle University. She also has delivered sessions in archaeology/history within the North East Centre for Lifelong Learning before its recent closure. She has served as a Committee member and Newsletter Editor for the Council of British Archaeology North since 2007. Myra was drawn to the Valley’s rich heritage, so was very pleased to join the Board in 2012 to help promote and sustain interest in the Valley’s heritage.