I am a forensic anthropologist trained in outdoor scene processing and the laboratory analysis of human remains. As a researcher, I am broadly interested in the factors affecting variability in the human skeleton, how variation can be described and quantified effectively, and what it can help us to say about individuals in the present and in the past. I have worked with more than 5,000 modern, historic and archaeological skeletons from many of the world’s well-documented collections, both individually and as part of an international research team. I am also interested in research related to outdoor scene processing and forensic taphonomy. 


I am currently an Assistant Professor of Forensic Investigation in the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Dept. of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time rock climbing and hiking with my husband Patrick and our two labrador retrievers. 

Note: I am not accepting graduate students in my new position, but am I  interested in advising and collaborating on projects related to my research areas for students at other institutions. I also have a number of research opportunities for undergrad students at UW-Platteville. Please contact me to discuss how we can work together! 

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