I am currently a doctoral student in Social Psychology at The University of Southern Mississippi, where I study under Dr. Donald Sacco. I currently serve as the lab manager for the Evolutionary Social Psychology Laboratory. Previously, I received my master's degree from University of Dayton in Experimental Psychology under Dr. Jack Bauer.
Broadly defined, I am an evolutionary psychologist interested in the signaling function of various facial features, body structures, and behaviors from which one can infer the behavioral intentions and health from prospective mates, conspecifics, and enemies. My research typically addresses these perceptions as a function of various survival and reproductive motives. More specifically, topics of my work fall into a combination of 3 distinct categories: face perception, mate preferences, and the behavioral immune system.