ABOUT ME

I am a PhD Candidate at Arizona State University in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change.

I am a bioarchaeologist which means I learn about the past by studying human skeletal remains from archaeological contexts. I have experience in human anatomy, osteology, archaeology, and forensic anthropology. 

Right now I am working on my dissertation which explores frailty and resilience in the Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918.  

My non-academic interests include hiking, rock climbing, podcasts, James Bond, and alpine disaster non-fiction novels. 

Picture of me presenting at the SAA conference

Me presenting a poster at the annual conference of the Society for American Archaeology in 2019. 

2015-Present

Arizona State University

PhD in Anthropology - in progress

Dissertation: Death and Survival in the Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918: A Bioarchaeological Investigation of Frailty and Resiliency

2013-2015

Arizona State University

MA - Anthropology

Thesis: Shaping Health: Identity and Health at the Predynastic Site of Naga-ed-Der

2011-2013

University of California, Berkeley

BA - Near Eastern Studies

Education

Research Interests

Bioarchaeology

Paleoepidemiology

Archaeology

Historical Demography

Forensic Anthropology

Paleopathology

Mesopotamian

Bioarchaeology

Dental Anthropology