Cara Ocobock is an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Notre Dame. She received her Ph.D. from Washington University, St. Louis (2014) with a dissertation that measured and modeled human metabolic rates during high levels of physical activity in different environments of the American West. Her research program explores the physiological and behavioral mechanisms necessary to cope with and adapt to extreme climates and high levels of physical activity. She recently started a field site in northern Finland working with reindeer herders to better understand modern human adaptations to cold climates. Ocobock is an avid powerlifter and loves to bring anthropology to sport. She has worked with hockey players at the collegiate and semi-professional level, as well as collegiate track and field athletes. Her future work will assess the impact of social networks on powerlifting performance, bridging the cultural and biological domains within what is essentially a solitary sport. You can follow her on Twitter @caraocobock.