I am an anthropologist with a background in forensic anthropology. I completed my undergraduate degrees in Anthropology and Criminal Justice at Chico State and my master’s in Anthropology with a focus in forensics at the California State University, Los Angeles. My primary research focus has been on positive gender identification of skeletal remains using facial feminization surgery undergone by transgender women. For my dissertation I plan on looking at epigenetic stressors from transgender individuals undergoing hormone replacement therapy. Some of my interests include: forensic anthropology, genetic anthropology, ethics within forensic anthropology, and gender theory. In my free time, I enjoy going to the gym, watching hockey, attending concerts and festivals, and spending time with my friends.