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Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Oregon

I am a bioarchaeologist who specializes in the application of biomolecular techniques to explore the process of human settlement and subsequent adaptation to island and coastal environments. My dissertation investigated initial human settlement and adaptation to small island environments in western Micronesia, through a combination of ancient DNA, stable isotope, and osteological analysis of burials from the Chelechol ra Orrak site in Palau. I'm also involved in research projects in Yap and various Caribbean islands (Carriacou, Barbados, Nevis, and Curacao).