I am a doctoral student in biological anthropology at the University of Oregon (UO). My work focuses on the interfaces of human biological, psychological, and social systems. I am currently conducting fieldwork among Shuar forager-horticulturalists of the Ecuadorian Amazon. A major focus of my project is to collect data on how individuals cope, behaviorally and physiologically, with energetic stressors such as infectious disease and nutritional depletion.
I also conduct research on how various dimensions of social inequality (e.g., socioeconomic status, racial identity, caste membership) become biologically embedded and produce health disparities.
Before coming to UO, I earned a B.A. in anthropology from The Ohio State University (2011) and an M.P.H. from Emory University with a focus in behavioral sciences (2013).