Kyle Bocinsky is a doctoral student at Washington State University and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. His research focuses on computational approaches to understanding cultural evolution, and specifically cultural adaptations to environmental change. Kyle is a part of the Village Ecodynamics Project research team, which is a multi-institutional effort to better understand the famous depopulation of the Four Corners area of the US Southwest during the 13th century. He has participated in field projects in Mesa Verde National Park and elsewhere in southwestern Colorado. Kyle originally hails from Woodstock, Georgia and received his undergraduate degree in anthropology from the University of Notre Dame.