Zhaneta earned a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Tirana, Albania in 2009 and a Master's degree in Archaeology in 2013. Her previous experience includes archaeological digs at several prehistoric and historic sites in Albania (Amphitheater of Durres, Shkodra Project, Tren Cave project), Kosovo (Ulpiana Project), Greece (Neolithic site of Paliambela), and Italy (Faragola Project). She has also participated in a restoration and conservation project at a UNESCO site in Albania. Her interest is in petrographic analysis of millstones collected from different sites in Northern Albania. Zhaneta’s major Professor is Dr. Evan Peacock.