I am an archaeologist with primary interests in zooarchaeology, paleoparasitology, paleoecology, and paleoenvironments. In the Durham University Department of Archaeology my research focuses on the nature of human-environmental interactions by analyzing early relationships between humans, animals, climate, and landscapes.
I completed a B.A. in Anthropology at Portland State University in 2008. I obtained my Ph.D. from Durham University in 2014. I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology from 2013-2017. I began a Marie Curie COFUND Junior Research Fellowship in the Durham University Department of Archaeology in 2017. I have fieldwork experience in the United States, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Morocco, Japan, Israel, and Czech Republic and my research has been funded by the European Commission (Marie Curie), Max Planck Society, Arts and Humanities Research Council, European Research Council, Natural Environmental Research Council, Society for American Archaeology, The Japan Foundation, The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, The British Association for Japanese Studies and the Tweedie Exploration Grant.