good native Texan, and attended The University of Texas for
my undergraduate degree. There, I fell in love with evolutionary
psychology, thanks to classes with David Buss and
discussions with one of his then grad students, Sarah Hill.
I moved to study evolutionary psychology in Florida with Todd Shackelford,
with whom I finished my Masters degree in psychology in 2005. For my
Ph.D., I made the switch to anthropology to work with Elizabeth
Cashdan at the University
After an initial 'culture shock,' I am now grateful
to have at my disposal the tools, perspectives, and data of two
If different ideas and an open mind are the
raw materials of creativity, I am glad that
an interdisciplinary background has forced upon me both.
When I'm not working, I'm: running,
going to shows (music
as well as film),
learning my way around the kitchen
creating things with textiles,
for fun. These days, I'm also taking in as much of
Utah's natural beauty as I can--it's spectacular.
campus in winter. Top
My grandfather in TX has cows, but he's no pastoralist. Above:
Bluebonnets, the state flower of TX (McKinney Falls State Park). Below:
Bonneville salt flats, UT.