Veronica holds a PhD from the University of Connecticut and is a research affiliate of the National Museums of Kenya. She has participated in research projects at Lukenya Hill, the Kinangop plateau, Baringo, Narok and Turkana (Kenya). She did her post doctoral work at Stonybrook University where she later returned as the Field School Director for the Turkana Basin Institute. Her research focuses on the origins of modern human behavior and lithic technology. She is particularly interested in projectile technology in the Middle to Late Pleistocene in East Africa, as well as the timing of domestication in East Africa. Her present work involves investigations on when ancient .humans, armed with bow and arrow technology, first employed poisons to increase hunting success. Additionally, Dr. Waweru is interested in studies that focus on the intersection of language and culture in the modern world.