Ph.D. Anthropology-Human Evolutionary Sciences (HES), in progress

    M.A. Anthropology-Human Skeletal Biology, 2020

  • Interests

    My primary research interest involves primate dietary variation in response to environmental changes (anthropogenic/ climate change). More specifically, I am interested in how primates dietarily adapt to climate and anthropogenic-induced habitat loss, using tools like stable isotope analysis on soft and hard tissue.


    In both an academic and social sphere, I am always interested in reducing inequality in all spaces. Through Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in STEM (SACNAS), I hope to contribute to the mission for equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion to the most underrepresented in STEM, through networking, community outreach, mentorship, and resources for educational advancement in all levels.


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  • Research

    Current projects and most recent work I've been involved with:

    Cayo Santiago,

    Puerto Rico

    Research Project: (in progress)

    Identifying Climate Induced Diet Variation in Rhesus Macaques, Cayo Santiago Puerto Rico

    • Looking at pre- and post- Hurricane Maria rhesus macaque colonies 
    • Stable Isotope Analysis 
    • Dietary variation in different  tissue types 
    • Habitat Changes
    • Climate Change induced fallback diet

    Tequesta Village/ Metropolitan Square, Miami, Florida

    Undergraduate Honors Thesis: Geochemical analysis of Tequesta calcretes​ (2019)

    • Environmental reconstruction on Tequesta Village using organic & inorganic Stable Isotope Analysis
    • Geochemical analysis (incl. Petrographic Analysis, X-Ray Diffraction, X-Ray Fluorescence, Total Organic Carbon Analysis)  of calcrete growth on late Pleistocene oolite.

    San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

    NSF Funded Internship:The Emergence Of Social Inequality (2018)

    • Identifying post-cranial pathologies & trauma in a pre-Tiwuakanu hunter-gatherer population (1st millennium CE.) in the oases of San Pedro de Atacama. 
  • Field Photography

  • Education

    Rutgers University (RU)

    Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 2020- currently

    Anthropology, Human Evolutionary Sciences (HES)

    Advisor: Dr. Erin Vogel

    New York University (NYU)

    Masters of Arts (M.A.) 2017-2020

    Anthropology, Human Skeletal Biology (HSB)

    Advisors: Dr's Susan Antón, James Higham, Scott Williams



    University of Miami (UM)

    Bachelors or Arts (B.A.) 2014-2017

    Anthropology Advisor: Dr. William Pestle

    Geological Sciences Advisors: Dr. Harold Wanless, Dr. Don McNeill

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

    (Last Updated Fall of 2019)

  • Support & Collaborations


    Fall 2018- Present

    NYU's Chapter of SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans). An inclusive organization that promotes diversity and equal opportunity in STEM. SACNAS (& NYU Chapter) provide a platform and support for the most underrepresented in STEM to attain degrees, careers, and leadership positions.

    Caribbean Primate Research Center (CPRC)

    Cayo Santiago & Sabana Seca, Puerto Rico

    Center for the Study of Human Origins

    Department of Anthropology, NYU

    Primate Reproductive Ecology and Evolution, NYU

    Department of Anthropology, NYU

    NYU Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GSAS)

    New York University