Welcome! I am an archaeologist and archaeobotanist with interests in prehistoric and historic food production systems, historical ecology, niche construction, and social change. Currently, I am an archaeological consultant at Heritage Services atĀ Stanford University and adjunct faculty at Santa Rosa Junior College. My research methods focus on phytolith and plant macroremain analysis, especially concerning the application of phytoliths to interpretation of the archaeological record. I completed my PhD in Anthropology at the University of Oregon in 2015. In my dissertation, Food Production, Environment, and Culture in the Tropical Pacific: Evidence for Prehistoric and Historic Plant Cultivation in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, I use archaeological landscape survey, along with ancient and modern botanical data, to examine managed agroforests in the Pacific. Recently, I have been working on projects in Micronesia, China, and elsewhere, while continuing to use phytolith, plant macroremain, and starch analysis to study ancient plant cultivation systems.

Click here to see my Curriculum Vitae (Last Updated March 2020).