Site Manager, 2015-2016
I am a graduate student in the Evolutionary Anthropology program at Rutgers University, and a graduate affiliate with the Center for Human Evolutionary Studies. My research interests center on the growth and development of fossil primates, and hominins in particular. I am especially interested in how sympatric relationships between closely related species in the fossil record may be affected by different ontogenetic patterns. I received my MSc from the University College of London, where I studied the lithic raw material acquisition strategies of hominins from beds III and IV at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. My field experience includes work at sites in Tanzania, Kenya, and the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America, in both archaeological and forensic contexts. I am currently working through a mild addiction to salt and vinegar potato chips, which I hope to beat before the upcoming field season in Ethiopia.