I am passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in biological anthropology and society more broadly. I aim to work towards better policy, more inclusive classrooms, and recruit and mentor underrepresented students.
Diversity and inclusion within academia
I am a liaison for the International Society for Nonbinary Scientists (ISNBS) and a member of the LGBTQQIAA diversity group of the American Association of Biological Anthropologists.
I am a founding member and illustration reviewer for Anthro Illustrated, which produces a diverse set of illustrations of anthropologists for use in public outreach.
As a graduate student at Arizona State University, I wrote a behavioral misconduct policy for our research group’s field site, and I co-organized a departmental workshop that focused on how to improve the culture within academia and address issues of harassment, discrimination, and misconduct.
Teaching & mentoring
I mentor New York City high school students through the Applied Research Innovations in Science and Engineering (ARISE) program at New York University. I was a mentor to undergraduate students at Arizona State University through the Undergraduate Apprenticeship Program.
I created accessible lesson plans to accompany the Leakey Foundation’s Origin Stories podcast. I have also given guest lectures to local community colleges, mentored high schoolers who aimed to be first generation college students, and written educational posts on the DANTA Association for Conservation of the Tropics outreach blog.