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 a M.A. in Biological Anthropology (2015) and a Graduate Certificate in Evolutionary Studies (2017) from Binghamton University.

My current research is focused on gender identity and health. 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.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Biocultural Medical Anthropology
  • Sociocultural Linguistics
  • Human Behavioral Ecology
  • Evolutionary Studies
  • Cultural Impacts on Health
  • Trans* & Non-Binary Health
  • The Ovulatory Cycle
  • Gender & Identity
  • Human Olfaction
  • Signalling Theory
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