I am a biological anthropologist with a broad interest in the relationship between climate change and evolution. Specifically, I use stable isotope analyses of bulk sedimentary organic matter, pedogenic carbonates, mammalian tooth enamel, and specific compounds (n-alkanes and fatty acids) isolated from paleosols to reconstruct past climates, habitats, diets, and ecologies. My dissertation research focused on identifying the Late Pleistocene and Early Miocene paleoenvironments of Rusinga and Mfangano Islands, Lake Victoria, Kenya.
Ph.D., Biological Anthropology, University of Minnesota, 2016.
M.A., Biological Anthropology, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2007.
B.S., Zoology, Iowa State University, 2004.
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