Her first book, Embodying Ecological Heritage in a Maya Community: Health, Happiness and Identity (2016), outlines her framework for understanding health as linked to heritage practices through an ethnographic account of life in a Maya community in southern Belize. She is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the City University of New York (CUNY), Guttman Community College, affiliated faculty at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, Department of Community Health and Social Sciences and the Director of Anthropology for Cool Anthropology.
PhD in Applied Anthropology from University of South Florida
MSc in Medical Anthropology from University of Oxford
MA in Social Anthropology from Florida Atlantic University
BA in Anthropology from Florida Atlantic University
Indigenous ecologies, health, and heritage in the context of global change, in addition to publicly engaged research and dissemination practices.