Bio & CV
I am current a National Science Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Connecticut, working with Dr. Deborah Bolnick.
In 2021, I graduated with my Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, after being awarded a Dissertation Completion Fellowship for the 2020-21 academic year. Previously, I received the Graduate Research Fellowship at the Wolf Humanities Center. From 2017-2018, I was a visiting researcher at the University of Tennessee’s ancient DNA laboratory, conducting my dissertation research on the genomic diversity of early colonial populations in eastern North America.
I have been awarded a National Science Foundation's Social Behavior and Economic Science Postdoctoral fellowship (SPRF-FR #2105384) and the UConn Postdoctoral Seed Award. During my PhD, I received a NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (#1825583), a National Geographic Young Explorer's Grant (#HJ-056ER-17), and have co-authored two additional grants awarded by the National Geographic Society (#NGS-52378R-18; #EC-52936R-18).