I told my second grade teacher that I wanted to be an archaeologist. Since then, I have developed a passion for studying the evolution of technology in the human species. My doctoral research at Rutgers University focused on the oldest stone tool technology, the Oldowan, from sites like Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania and Koobi Fora in northern Kenya. My current research focus is on methodology in archaeology, specifically in lithic analysis (the study of stone tools). I am interested in how stone tools can reconstruct human economic behaviors and give us insight into daily life, decision making strategies, and relationships between groups. I currently lecture in the Anthropology Department at UC Santa Cruz.