Meet Kimberleigh Tommy, a palaeonathropologist focussing on functional morphology and the evolution of upright walking!

Kimberleigh is a Masters student at the Evolutionary Studies Institute (ESI) at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa where she also earned her undergraduate degree. Her current research interest focuses on functional morphology in the context of palaeoanthropology and the evolution of upright walking. She is passionate about exploring our shared common origins, our African roots and using the palaeosciences to encourage unity and conservation. She is also passionate about science communication and encouraging the pursuit of the sciences as a career choice in African women.