2004, BS, University of Michigan
2010, MA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2012, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2013, University of Chicago, Institute for Mind and Biology, postdoctoral work
Krista is a biological anthropologist with a focus on primate reproductive ecology. She examines how environmental factors impact sexual strategies and reproductive physiology. Her research has focused on the effect of social and ecological conditions on behaviors and hormone concentrations in populations of nonhuman primates, including the red colobus monkeys of Kibale National Park, Uganda, and rhesus macaques on the island of Cayo Santiago, Puerto Rico. She is also part of collaborative projects on understanding sexual conflict in primates and human sexual plasticity.
Krista's work at the Kinsey Institute will apply the same reproductive ecology concepts to populations of women living in different environments. Krista works with Dr. Virginia Vitzthum to examine how changes in photoperiod in Greenland affect the hormone profiles of Greenlandic women.