I am a Ph.D. student studying Biocultural Medical Anthropology at the University of Alabama under the advisement of Dr. Christopher Lynn.

I received a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Theatre Arts from New Mexico State University (2010) and an M.A. in Psychology from SUNY New Paltz (2013). I also obtained my M.A. in Biological Anthropology (2015) and a Graduate Certificate in Evolutionary Studies (2017) from Binghamton University.

My current research is focused on the ovulatory cycle, human olfaction, and the debate surrounding the existence of human pheromones. Previous research topics include female intrasexual competition on Facebook, conceptualizations of emotional and sexual infidelity, an evolutionary analysis of body ornamentation, and testing an evolutionary model of emotional states using Second Life.


  • The Ovulatory Cycle
  • Human Olfaction
  • Chemical Communication
  • Competition & Sexual Strategies
  • Online Interactions
  • Emotional States
  • Evolutionary Medicine
  • Trans* Theory
  • Feminist Evolutionary Perspectives
  • Biocultural Research Method
  • Linguistic Analysis