My research focus is in human evolution, and, more specifically, the South African australopithecines. I plan to continue my research at Swartkrans and working more closely with the robust australopiths. I served as a volunteer for World Anthropology Day and Darwin Day at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and at Georgia State University as well as taught Forensic Anthropology and Human Osteology during an all-girls Forensic Science summer camp. I am interested in educational outreach and helping bridging the gap between scientific community and the general public. Once I complete my PhD, I want to work as a curator and collections manager at a natural history museum.