I am a biological anthropologist specialized in the evolution of intelligencein animals. At the intersection of Neuroscience, Evolutionary Biology, and Biological Anthropology, my research is focused on the evolutionary path and adaptive importance of the most complex biological structure ever studied in science: the brain. I apply comparative neuroanatomy and phylogenetic methods to understand how evolution and the environment have shaped and organized the brain. My passion is to discover how and why humans are so cognitively unique, and ultimately to understand the experience of our species in this universe.
Besides my career as a researcher, I am passionate about Data Visualization and Science Communication. I work as a data visualizer and freelance graphic designer with the objective of communicating complex data in a visually appealing and pleasing way. As a future graduate from the Alda Center for Communicating Science, I provide relevant and vetted scientific information in effective, sophisticated and appealing formats.