Topical Interests: Biological anthropology 

Her research has focused on food insecurity among various populations in Costa Rica and the United States, as well as growth and development among adolescents. She is particularly interested in the relationships between food insecurity, life history trajectories, and long-term health, as well as the period of adolescence as a unique evolutionary adaptation among humans.

BA, Indiana University, Journalism and Anthropology
MA, University of South Florida, Applied Anthropology