Graduate Student (Admitted Fall 2010)
Neuroscience and Animal Behavior Program
After receiving my B.A. in Anthropology from the College of William and Mary, I spent a year and a half conducting fieldwork in Puerto Iguazu, Argentina as a research assistant for three projects which focused on different aspects of tufted capuchin behavior, including spatial memory and inter-group aggression. I received my M.A. from Emory for a project which investigated facial expression discrimination in captive tufted capuchins. For my dissertation research, I will be investigating the proximate mechanisms of relationship maintenance in a species with a high degree of fission-fusion dynamics—the white-bellied spider monkey (Ateles belzebuth)
—at the Tiputini Biodiversity Station in the Ecuadorial Amazon.
Last updated: May 29, 2012