About Me

I am a Ph.D. student studying Biological Anthropology at Binghamton University under the advisement of Dr. Rolf Quam. I received a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Theatre Arts from New Mexico State University in 2010 and an M.A. in Psychology from SUNY New Paltz in 2013. I also obtained my M.A. in Biological Anthropology from Binghamton University in 2015.

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 Methods