I am a broadly trained evolutionary anthropologist and my research focuses on the behavioral ecology of hunter-gatherers. I am interested in learning how basic challenges of survival and reproduction that arise from life as a hunter-gatherer have shaped human biology, behavior, and culture. I have been carrying out research with the Hadza community of northern Tanzania since 2004. My research is interdisciplinary and involves a mix of quantitative and qualitative methods. Foraging and food sharing, mobility, and social organization are core themes of my research. I also study the demography and life history of our closest primate relatives, wild chimpanzees. At UCLA, I teach classes on the topics of human evolution, human behavioral ecology, hunter-gatherers, quantitative analysis, and software development for data collection and analysis.
Postdoc, Ecological Anthropology, Stanford University, 2010-2012
Ph.D. Anthropology, Harvard University, 2006-2010
M.Sc. Computer Science, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 2001-2004
B.A. Anthropology, University of California, Davis, 1995-1999