I am an assistant professor of anthropology at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. While I identify as a biological anthropologist, my research draws from multiple methodological and theoretical approaches within anthropology and ecology. My primary research and teaching interests focus on community ecology and behavioral ecology, particularly in the context of human-nonhuman animal interactions and natural resource management. As the principal investigator of the Konashen Ecosystem Health Project, I collaborate with a group of indigenous people called the Waiwai and a multidisciplinary team of researchers on a long-term and multifaceted study of human-wildlife interactions and the intersection of biodiversity conservation, health, cultural identity, and indigenous rights. I also focus on how primates, including humans, obtain food and move through their environment. However, my interests are broad and highly interdisciplinary and also include ecological anthropology and variation in material hunting technology.