I am an evolutionary biologist. I apply the tool kit of evolutionary theory to problems large and small, some seemingly intractable, some possibly trivial—what to eat, how to teach and parent and be an upstanding citizen, what to avoid, and what to seek.
I experience the world through adventure, travel, sport and game. My evolutionary biologist husband Bret Weinstein, our children, and our pet carnivorans, often join in the fun. I seek speed and risk and thrill, and also comfort and warmth and solitude.
The scientific process is a main theme in my teaching, and I strive to bring it to the foreground of students’ worldviews, so that they become comfortable generating hypotheses for the patterns that they observe around them in the world, and are able to live investigated, conscious lives.
I will gladly spend hours watching parrots klatsch at a clay lick, lizards hunt katydids, and squirrel monkeys do anything. I enjoy wandering around foreign cities. I enjoy wandering around natural places even more–the Washington coast in Spring during the shorebird migration, neotropical cloud forests with squirrel cuckoos and colorful bursts of tanagers, the San Juan Islands, the Amazon.
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