I’m an MS student at Indiana University Bloomington researching the relationship between the shape of arcus dentalis and molar size throughout the hominin lineage, with a focus on the H. habilis-H. rudolfensis problem. My interests lie in Plio-Pleistocene human evolution, fossil reconstruction and morphology, and hominin phylogeny/cladistics. I have experience in prospecting, excavation, curation, and preparation with Pleistocene fossils from Tanzania and the Great Plains, Jurassic and Cretaceous fossils from the Western US, and 17th-20th century artifacts from the Mid-Atlantic.

"Basically, I have been compelled by curiosity."

- Mary Douglas Leakey


BS Environmental Science 2020 ⋅ University of Lynchburg

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land acknowledgement

The Paskattaway are recognized as the native inhabitants of Montgomery County.