Whitney Karriger is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Tulane University. Her research focuses on using baboons and macaques to model differences in craniofacial growth and development between Neandertals and modern humans.
She has taught a variety of Anthropology courses, both for the School of Liberal Arts and for the School of Professional Advancement. In addition, she has been a lab director for the Gross Anatomy course offered to first-year medical students in Tulane's Department of Structural and Cellular Biology.
Ms. Karriger has a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Michigan, an M.S. in Anthropology from Illinois State University, and an M.A. in Anthropology from Tulane University. She is also a member of the New Orleans Track Club and enjoys participating in local races in her free time.
What are your favorite activities when you are not working?
When I'm not working, my favorite activities include running, playing Settlers of Catan with friends, and reading.
Who has influenced you most in life?
I think my parents and grandparents have had a huge influence on my desire to pursue an education. When I was a child, they always emphasized the importance of an education, and that was an important factor in my decision to pursue a Ph.D.
What is your favorite thing about SoPA?
As an instructor, one thing that I like about SoPA is the opportunity it gives me to teach students from a wider variety of educational and professional backgrounds.