Advisor: Dr. Ryne Palombit
I graduated cum laude with a B.A. from New York University in 2016 focusing on Psychology and Ecology. I received my M.A. in Animal Behavior and Conservation from Hunter College, City University of New York in 2018. The title of my Master's thesis was "Allomaternal Care by Conspecifics Impacts Activity Budgets of Colobus guereza Mothers. I joined the Rutgers Anthropology department as a Ph.D. student in 2018.
Primate behavioral ecology, primate evolution, primate infant care, feeding ecology, conservation genetics, juvenile development, sociality, kinship, cooperation, coalition formation, primate affiliations, energetics, conservation education and outreach
My Master's research focused on maternal feeding benefits of allomaternal care in Colobus guereza monkeys in Kibale National Park, Uganda. My future dissertation research will examine the social and biological factors driving long juvenile periods in primates by studying juvenile olive baboons (Papio anubis) in two populations, one at my advisor's site in Laikipia, Kenya and the other at Kibale National Park, Uganda.