PhD student, Cultural Anthropology
I am a graduate research associate and fellow in the Anthropology Department at the Ohio State University. I study human-environment interactions using methods and theory from anthropology and ecology. I’ve had the pleasure of working with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Subsistence alongside my previous adviser Drew Gerkey. Currently, I am working in the Human Complexity Lab under the guidance of my adviser Sean Downey developing a project that investigates trophic interactions and habitat mosaics created by swidden agriculturalists who reside in the broadleaf rainforests of southern Belize. I am particularly interested in the ecological effects of subsistence practices and how these effects feedback into the well-being and productivity of human communities.