Hi! My name is Dr. Tesla Monson. I am an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA where I run the Primate Evolution Lab. My lab researches primate evolution, life history, reproductive ecology, and the growth and development of the skeletal system. Please find more information about my research and my lab, as well as my teaching, and my outreach in the following pages.

Check out our paper on the evolution of human pregnancy.

I am currently recruiting undergraduate and graduate students to work in my lab. Paid positions and work study available. Prospective graduate students and undergraduate researchers: Please visit the Lab Members page (under Research) for more information.