Brooke Scelza is Associate Professor of Anthropology at UCLA and co-Director of the Kunene Rural Health and Demography Project. She earned her B.S. from the University of Michigan, a MEd from Harvard University and her PhD and a Certificate in Maternal and Child Health from the University of Washington in 2008. She has been conducting fieldwork in Namibia with Himba pastoralists since 2009, where her work focuses on women’s reproductive decision-making, and the effects of family demography on maternal and child health. In addition to having published numerous peer-reviewed articles, Scelza is the President-elect of the AAA Evolutionary Anthropology Society and serves on the editorial boards of Human Nature and Evolutionary Human Sciences. Her work is funded by the National Science Foundation and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.