My interests are in non-human primate culture and what happens to that culture when human and non-human primates live in close proximity. This is of particular interest in light of continuing habitat loss due to human activities and climate change.
I received my bachelors degree in anthropology from the University of Florida in 2002. In the spring of 2007 I completed a masters degree in anthropology at Georgia State University. My focus in both of these degrees was non-human primate behavior and evolution. You can read my masters thesis here.
I have been working at the Living Links Center since 2006. I assist our graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with the cognitive and behavioral testing of chimpanzees. This primarily consists of running social learning and cultural studies with Dr. Vicky Horner. I am also involved with projects relating to empathy and strength. Additionally, I am responsible for the maintenance of this website as well as our audio/visual library.
I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. with Sarah Brosnan at Georgia State University.