I am a broadly trained paleobiologist and zooarchaeologist studying the ecological adaptations of ancient mammal faunas to their habitats, with a focus in the biogeographical and environmental context of hominin evolution and human history. I am currently a Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Behaviour, at the Institute of Infection, Veterinary, and Ecological Sciences at the University of Liverpool. I obtained my PhD in Evolutionary Anthropology at the Institute of Human Origins, Arizona State University, where I studied Plio-Pleistocene African suid evolution. I am involved in fieldwork and research in multiple projects in eastern Africa and the Middle East, covering archaeological and fossil records since the Miocene to the present. My approaches incorporate phylogenetic analyses, species distribution modelling, radiocarbon dating, and techniques of paleodietary inference, like stable isotope analyses and dental microwear.