My research aims to understand nuances of human cultural transmission through an evolutionary lens. Specifically, I am interested in social learning biases, their impact on effective transmission, and potential genetic underpinnings to learning strategies. I use a mix of longitudinal social network analysis and genetic analysis within large undergraduate classrooms to answer these broad questions. I am also involved with biology education research. I use social network analysis to understand various aspects of student experiences in introductory biology. Current research projects include understanding how study networks form, the importance of peer networks to student learning outcomes, and gender inequity.