Kristin Romey

Archaeology Writer, National Geographic

Kristin Romey covers archaeology and paleontology for National Geographic magazine and National Geographic News, and is the former executive editor of Archaeology magazine.Before joining the National Geographic editorial staff, Romey served as the field operations director for National Geographic Society’s multi-year archaeological expedition at Lake Issyk Kul in Kyrgyzstan — an area described as the Atlantis of the Central Asian Silk Road. A Fellow of the Explorers Club, Romey was one of the first westerners to survey and excavate in the former Soviet regions of the Black Sea. Her award-winning work as executive editor of Archaeology magazine covered topics ranging from the legend of the Golden Fleece in the Republic of Georgia to the legacy of Alexander the Great in present-day Uzbekistan. Romey holds a bachelors in Greek from Vassar College and an Master’s from Texas A&M’s nautical archaeology program.