Caitlin Mayer

She/Her

Graduate Student

cmayer5@wisc.edu

Biological Anthropology

My research focus is South African hominin evolution with an emphasis on speciation, taphonomy, and behavior. I am interested in understanding the species diversity and variation among the australopiths 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 outreach at a museum once I complete my Ph.D.