Currently, I am assistant professor of Anthropology and Human Biology at Indiana University Bloomington.  I am developing the Primate Environmental Endocrinology Lab (PEEL) on campus, so if you are interested in joining my lab, either as a graduate student or undergraduate researcher, please send me an email with a brief statement outlining your research interests, your CV, and a copy of your transcript.

From 2013-2016, I was assistant professor of Environmental Science and Policy at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.  Prior to that, I was a Tomlinson postdoctoral research fellow and instructor in the Department of Anthropology at McGill University from 2011-2013.  I received my PhD from the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2011.  My undergraduate degrees are in Anthropology (BA) and Zoology (BS) from the University of Florida.

My research interests include primate ecology and evolution, environmental endocrinology, nutritional anthropology, evolutionary medicine, and conservation and sustainability.  I am currently examining ecological and evolutionary relationships between wild primates and their estrogenic plant foods, with relevance to understanding the roles of endocrine disruptors in primate conservation, human evolution, and modern human health and diet.

My Primate Environmental Endocrinology Lab explores how global environmental change through climate disruption, endocrine disruption, and biodiversity loss affect non-human primates across the tropics. Specifically, our lab examines the prevalence of steroidal chemicals in the wild plant foods of primates and how these chemicals, along with a number of other ecological and anthropogenic factors, influence endocrine systems, behaviors, and populations of various primate species. Graduate students will be expected to develop their own dissertation projects related to these general themes and work with undergraduate students and international collaborators in both the lab and field. Potential field sites are open to discussion.

If you are interested in joining the lab, please email me at