I am a biological anthropologist and engineer studying women’s health using theoretical perspectives derived from feminist biology and anthropology. I am currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at UIUC, where my two main research projects focus on bone health in adult women and the experiences of underrepresented groups in STEM. Working with Polish and Polish-American women, the first project focuses on how physical activity and reproductive hormones across the lifespan affect bone in healthy adult premenopausal women. The second project interrogates how identity – gender, sex, sexual orientation, race, ability, and religion – interacts with experiences of hostile work climate and harassment for people in astronomy and planetary sciences. I work to combine my experience in engineering to optimize data collection and manipulation techniques with anthropology to situate that data in complex social and historical contexts. My dissertation research is supported by the National Science Foundation, the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, and the American Philosophical Society.

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