Alyssa Crittenden is an anthropologist whose focus is on behavioral ecology and nutritional anthropology. She does field research among the Hadza hunter-gatherers of Tanzania, East Africa. Prof. Crittenden has received multiple awards for her research contributions, including the prestigious Nevada Regents' Rising Researcher Award for 2017. Her research has been published in top-tier academic journals such as National Geographic magazine, Smithsonian magazine and Psychology Today. Prof. Crittenden has also appeared on BBC, PBS and NPR, as well as in several documentaries.