The title of this website “Dual Inheritance” comes from dual-inheritance theory also known as gene-culture coevolution, refering to the two major sources of inherited information that interact to influence human behavior and evolution: our genetic inheritance and our cultural inheritance
My research interests broadly span the topic of human evolutionary biology and cultural evolution. I am interested in how culture, social norms, and morality function to produce and maintain cooperative and coordinated social behavior.
I graduated from Carleton College with a B.A. in Psychology and English. Currently, I’m a M.S. in Psychological Sciences student at SUNY New Paltz. I am also a Research Assistant for the Culture, Cognition, and Coevolution Lab at Harvard University in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology.
At SUNY New Paltz I do research in the Evolutionary Psychology Lab and the Social Development Lab. I’ve also been a TA for Research Methods in Psychology, Psychology Statistics, and the Evolutionary Studies Seminar.
In addition to being an evolutionary behavioral scientist, I am interested in science writing and have written for online blogs and magazines. I have published articles in the popular online magazine, Quillette, as well as in Psychology Today about mind and behavior.