I am passionate about animal behavior, the underlying neuroendocrinology of social behaviors, and primate health. As a recent graduate from the University of Michigan with a double major in BCN and Environmental Studies, my interests lie at the intersection of behavior and environmentalism. I previously completed my senior project with the UM Cognitive Evolution Group, where I investigated the relationship between individual temperament and problem solving abilities in chimpanzees at Ngamba Island and Tchimpounga sanctuaries. Our results demonstrated that temperament was linked to problem solving performance, with bolder chimpanzees finding more solutions.
I am excited to be joining this lab as a lab manager/research specialist, where I can learn from a variety of projects. Research within the APE Lab allows me to pursue both my curiosity about primate social relationships and the health of populations who are studied.