My general research interests pertain to human-environment interactions. I explore human-animal interactions in the past through the field of zooarchaeology, which is the study of non-human animal remains found at archaeological sites. In my master's thesis, I explored the protohistoric biogeography of an endangered fish species in New Mexico called the Blue Sucker. I am currently working on my PhD through the study of large faunal assemblages from the middle Rio Grande region. I have also studied human-animal interactions in the present through the free-ranging cat debate.