Kristen Tuosto


Kristen Tuosto is interested in understanding how climatic events during early life stages affect bone health, growth, and development in primates. 


B.A., Anthropology, University of California-Berkeley, 2015

A.A., Anthropology, University Studies: Social and Behavioral Science, and University Studies: Arts and Humanities, Chaffey College, 2013

Year Entered GW Program: 2017

Advisor: Shannon McFarlin


Conference abstracts:

Tuosto KA, Ascoli S, Braun D, Carvalho S, Bobe R, Sier M, Wynn J, Harris J, Caruana M, Patterson D. 2017. Selectivity among Early Pleistocene Hominins: New Evidence from the Koobi Fora Formation. Paleoanthropology Society Annual Meeting. 

Research Experience

2017 Paleontological survey and excavated: Rainbow Ridge Barstow, California

2016 Koobi Fora Field School: Koobi Fora, East Turkana, Kenya

2015 Senior Honor Thesis: “Dimorphic Differences: Intracortical remodeling and cortical thickness at the midshaft in large bodied male baboons (Papio hamadryas).” UC Berkeley. Advisor: Dr. Sabrina C. Agarwal

2014-2015 Skeletal Biology Laboratory, UC Berkeley Department of Anthropology, Undergraduate Research Apprentice, supervised by Dr. Sabrina C. Agarwal

2012-2013 Archaeological survey and excavation: East Cronise Lake Paleo-Indian site, San Bernardino, California

2012 Archaeology Field School: Early Bronze Age site, Dali, Kazakhstan

2012-2014 Department of Anthropology, Chaffey College, student researcher in vertebral biomechanics in extant and extinct homininds, supervised by Dr. Marc Meyer


2017 Travel Grant for the Paleoanthropology Society Annual Meeting Vancouver, Canada

2016 Koobi Fora Field School Fellowship

2013 Mary G. and Rawley J. Miller Honors Scholarship in Anthropology

2012 Chaffey College Archaeological Field School Scholarship in Kazakhstan