Born and raised in southeastern Wisconsin, I went on to earn my undergraduate degree in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee (pronounced Mwah-kee, in case you want to sound like a local). It was at UWM that I was first exposed to research in human behavioral ecology and evolutionary psychology. To make a long story short, it was love at first sight and off to graduate school I went. I earned my Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin working with Dr. David Buss. I have an almost endless number of research interests, but tend to gravitate toward questions about relationships and health. You can learn more about what we are working on now on my Research Page.
In my free time, I love to read, write, drink wine, watch football, cook, drink wine, and spend time with my family.
2000 – 2006
University of Texas – Austin
Ph.D. Evolutionary Psychology
1996 – 2000
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee