About Me

I am a biological anthropologist studying the fossil evidence for primate and human evolution. My research is based in the field and at museums in East Africa, where I study new and existing fossil collections of primates and other mammals in order to understand the environmental context in which primates evolved.

I have participated in paleontological fieldwork at numerous sites in Kenya including Olorgesailie, the Turkana Basin (Koobi Fora and Ileret regions), and the Tugen Hills (Baringo) as well as at the Fayum in Egypt. I currently conduct fieldwork with Dr. Laura MacLatchy (University of Michigan) at Napak and Moroto in Uganda.


Currently, I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Calgary.

I received my PhD from the Biological Anthropology wing of Harvard’s Anthropology Department (now Human Evolutionary Biology) in 2008. My dissertation, “Sampling and ecology of three early Miocene catarrhine assemblages in East Africa” was supervised by Dr. David Pilbeam. I received my undergraduate degree from McGill University, where I worked with Dr. Michael Bisson (Anthropology) and Dr. Robert Carroll (Biology). I am originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, and am a Canadian citizen.

Fayum, Egypt

Songhor, Kenya


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