Megan "Megs" Carpenter is a Social Psychologist, who recently completed her doctorate at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM). Megs is currently working as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. Her primary research interests include conditional mating strategies, gender norms, and the influence of power on sexual behaviors. For her masters thesis, Megs explored the impact of operational sex ratios on sociosexuality through the use of an artificial online dating website. Her dissertation extends her interests in conditional mating strategies by investigating the influence of power on individuals' perceptions of their own mate value and their attraction to specific facial features, as well as by examining the potential moderating factor of power on the relationship between skewed sex ratios and sexual behaviors and attitudes.