Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Jennifer Aranda

Funded Fellow 2004/2005
Non-Certificate Demographic Trainee
Anthropology MA 2010


As a graduate student in Biocultural Anthropology, Jennifer Aranda focused on the evolution and variation of life history stages in human and nonhuman primates. Specifically, she studied the timing of puberty and adolescence, variation in the timing and velocity of the adolescent growth spurt and the timing of the onset of menarche in the primate lineage, as well as the ecological and cultural factors that contribute to this variation.