Angel is a graduate student in Biological Anthropology (MA/PhD track). She supervises projects in the LCA and conducts independent research. She asks “Why do People Farm?” This research question centers on the biological consequences of the prehistoric foraging-farming transition in the Great Plains. She is investigating why these people’s foraging strategies change, how those changing foraging strategies affect human skeletal biology, and how climate change affects foraging strategies. Angel’s interests include biostatistics, morphometrics, dental anthropology, mortuary archaeology, and bioarchaeology. Her work in the LCA during Summer 2018 has expanded these research interests to include the evolutionary dimensions of human population biology/ecology.