Brianne Herrera is a biological anthropologist who studied the relationship between cranial morphology, genetics, and the environment. She is particularly interested in applications to the human dispersion to the Americas. For her dissertation, she compared 3D scans of human crania from the Andean region of South America to genetic markers and environmental variables, such as altitude, rainfall, sun exposure, etc to elucidate how biological variance is structured.
Since completing her Ph.D. in 2019, she is interested in playing a role in equity-based approaches to student success and education policy. She has been doing program assessment and evaluation for APOP and completed an internship for the Division of Student Development with Denison University. She also works as a Data Analyst for a medical clothing retail company.