I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, where I direct the Cognitive Evolution Group. My research probes the evolutionary origins of the human mind by examining cognition and behavior in other primates.

I received an AB in Psychology from Harvard University in 2005 with a certificate in Mind, Brain, and Behavior, and a PhD in Evolutionary Anthropology from Duke University in 2012, where I was part of the Cognitive Neuroscience Admitting Program. From 2013-15, I conducted postdoctoral research as part of the Department of Psychology at Yale University.