I'm an anthropologist and currently in my third year as a postdoc in the Aktipis Lab at Arizona State University.
For the Human Generosity Project, I am studying resource sharing within social networks. During the summer of 2017, I will be in southeast Kentucky collecting interview and survey data on sharing and helping.
Along with Athena Aktipis, I also co-direct the Microbiome & Behavior Project at ASU. The central goal of this project is to investigate human social engagement from a microbial perspective, including both pathogen and beneficial commensal transmission.
My Ph.D. work (supervised by Lee Cronk, Rutgers University) was on social learning mechanisms needed to produce complex material culture.
I'm looking forward to spending the summer in southeast Kentucky, where I'll be talking to local people about sharing and helping as part of the Human Generosity Project -- humangenerosity.org