"My professor at the time and now project mentor, suggested applying to the Scholars program. I hope to learn about the methodology of academic research, and produce usable data for a publishable paper by the end of the academic year."
As a biology and anthropology double major, my academic and research interests are focused on the field of biological anthropology, and specifically the use of isotope analysis to gather information about past human populations.
Academic and Other Awards
- University Scholars Program Scholarship (2011-2012)
- Zeta Tau Alpha
- UF Golden Key
I volunteer weekly in the Shands Pediatric Pulmonary Division, and tutor at a local gainesville elementary school.
Hobbies and Interests
We will use a CO2-laser to generate δ13C and δ18O data from faunal tooth enamel recovered from Borneo. Data will help assess the role of the Southeast Asian Monsoon during the terminal Pleistocene and Holocene periods. By integrating data with other studies, inferences about the role of seasonality and the ecology of past populations can be made.