I'm a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Oregon. I completed my undergraduate education at Miami University and hold Bachelor degrees in anthropology, botany, environmental science, and zoology. Most recently, I completed my Master's degree at the University of Oregon in anthropology. I am broadly trained as a biologist and anthropologist and enjoy working at the intersection of these two disciplines.
I primarily study non-human primates in both captivity and the wild. My research interests focus on phenotypic variation within and between species and the genetic and physiological underpinnings that help shape these differences. Additionally, I'm interested in the care, health, and management of zoo-housed primates and other taxa.