Research Interests

I received a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Theatre Arts from New Mexico State University (2010) and an M.A. in Psychology from SUNY New Paltz (2013). I also have an M.A. in Biological Anthropology (2015) and a Graduate Certificate in Evolutionary Studies (2017) from Binghamton University.

My current research is focused on the ovulatory cycle, human olfaction, and the debate surrounding the existence of human pheromones. Additionally, I have an ongoing research project that examines language ideologies related to gender within biomedical research and the impact this has on trans* individuals. Previous research topics include female intrasexual competition on Facebook, conceptualizations of emotional and sexual infidelity, an evolutionary analysis of body ornamentation, and testing an evolutionary model of emotional states using Second Life.