Helen, Professor

I am Helen Lucatorto, a professor at Becker College. I have a B.S, with a major in biology, from the University of Connecticut, and a Ph.D in Evolutionary Biology from Columbia University. My research is on tracking the evolution of human beings starting from the mammals that survived the KT Extinction event. Some of the Becker students have been making a science video to post on YouTube that illustrates the asteroid impact and the subsequent evolution of species. I have been advising them on the evolution science. I have two girls, ages 9 and 11, and we all like playing Mission KT.

We love taking selfies with the dinosaurs in great locations. Our specialty is running up the score by using our tools simultaneously on the same object. We have the Family Team Adventure edition, so I can play with my kids, my nieces and nephews, and any of my friends. Grandpa’s daughter Joanne and I went to high school together, so I know Grandpa and his four grandkids. I do mixed martial arts, so Lizzy and I spar together sometimes. I love talking with Neddy about outer space events like the recently detected neutron star collision that made huge amounts of our heaviest atoms.