Caitlin Mayer

Graduate Student

Biological Anthropology

My research focus is South African hominin evolution with an emphasis on taphonomy and behavior. I am interested in understanding the disparity between the genus Homo and Paranthropus spp. unearthed at fossil-bearing sites in South Africa. Besides studying hominin evolution, I have served as a volunteer for several outreach events such as Darwin Day and the Science Expeditions at Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. I plan to continue science communication and education once I complete my Ph.D.