University of Texas at Austin
I am a Ph.D. student at UT Austin. My interests include early human dispersal, behavioral evolution, and paleoecology. My dissertation research uses faunal remains from SM-1 to reconstruct the taphonomic history of the site and investigate the foraging adaptations of its MSA inhabitants. I am also interested in digital methods, and am currently working on a CT-based reconstruction of a Paleoindian skull from central Texas. I received my M.A. from Colorado State University, where my research was on the evolution of hominin body proportions and morphological integration in the hip and trunk of modern humans and fossil Homo. In the field, I have worked in Ethiopia, Austria, Colorado, California, Nevada, Wyoming, and across the southeastern US. Outside academics, I spend most of my time with my girlfriend and our dog – we enjoy live music, hiking, camping, and the dog in particular likes to terrorize neighborhood squirrels.