I graduated from Indiana University in 2017 with a BS in Human Biology and a minor in Anthropology. The combination of the two have led me to take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of biology and culture.
I am a biocultural medical anthropology Master’s student at UA. I am interested in assessing the relationship of childhood food insecurity and the risk of developing chronic disease in adulthood. Specifically, I am interested in inflammation biomarkers that have been associated with the development of heart disease. I would like to take a biocultural approach to study the relationship that adverse childhood experience due to food insecurity (i.e. home life experience) has on the elevation of the inflammatory biomarkers.