As a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology and the School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, I am broadly interested in the ecology, evolution, and behavior of Neotropical primates. At Yale, I intend to examine the impacts of habitat fragmentation and land-use changes on owl monkey (Aotuz azarae) populations in the Gran Chaco of South America.
I obtained my B.S. and Master of Biological Science degrees from the University of Minnesota. I previously studied rhesus macaque social networks at the California National Primate Research Center and the ecology of capuchin monkeys in Paraguay.