• View of Cayo Santiago from the dock in Punta Santiago, Puerto Rico.

  • About Me

    I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at New York University. I am interested in the evolution of sexually dimorphic traits in primates and other mammals. For my dissertation, I am studying canine tooth dimorphism in rhesus macaques from Cayo Santiago, Puerto Rico. My dissertation integrates morphological, genetic, and behavioral data to better understand how variation in canine tooth size is produced and maintained.

  • Projects

    Male-male competition, sexual dimorphism and alternative reproductive strategies in a non-human primate: A morphological approach

    I am working on a collaborative project led by Constance Dubuc and James Higham, with Alex DeCasien and Lauren Brent. Funded by The Leakey Foundation.

    Click here for our AAPA abstract on skeletal variation. Our paper on male morphometric traits can be found here.

    Analyses of hylobatid dental variation

    I contributed to the description of a new gibbon species: Hoolock tianxing (also known as the Skywalker gibbon), and to a description of fossil hylobatid molars from the Pleistocene of southern China.

    Click here to download the Skywalker gibbon paper, and here for the fossil hylobatid paper.

    Other Projects

    See my Google Scholar profile for a full list of publications.

  • Education

    New York University

    PhD (2015-present)

    Biological Anthropology

    George Washington University

    MA (2013-2015)


    American University

    BA (2009-2013)


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