I am a doctoral student of Biological Anthropology at the University of Michigan, with a research interest in adaptation to climatological and environmental pressures of high altitude and cold climate. I’m conducting research in both the Bigham and Kingston Labs, where I use agent-based modeling and population genetics to study prehistoric human dispersals, adaptive introgression, and cold-adapted populations such as the Kawe’skar and Selk’nam of Chile and Argentina. My field work will place both in Santiago, Chile, and in the southern extremes of the Andean Cordillera in and around Parque Nacional Torres del Paine.
My previous research regarding pig (Sus scrofa) feralization in Hawaii has been continued in collaboration with Oxford’s PaleoBarn Network. Our work was recently published in open access and can be downloaded here.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have.