|2009- present||PhD candidate
Leipzig School of Human Origins student at Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig Germany
Dissertation: “Investigating vocal communication of chimpanzees to develop a novel monitoring tool” Supervisors Prof Christophe Boesch and Dr. Hjalmar Kuehl
|2007-2008||MSc. Primate Conservation
Oxford Brookes University, Oxford UK
Distinction for thesis titled “Feeding and nesting ecology of the western lowland gorilla in the Lac Télé Community Reserve, Republic of Congo”
|2002-2006||BSc . Animal Biology
University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada
Work and Field Experience
|2008||Lac Télé Community Reserve, Republic of Congo
Principal Investigator- Conducted field work for my MSc dissertation which included vegetation sampling, wild gorilla tracking, analyzing gorilla fecal samples, and recording direct and indirect feeding observations.
|2006||Proyecto Carey, Drake Bay, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
Field Research Assistant- Collected behavioural, demographic and botanical data for a project investigating the role of frugivores in rainforest regeneration.
|2004-2007||Mountainview Conservation and Breeding Center, Fort Langley BC, Canada
Keeper’s Aid- Assisted keepers with cleaning, feeding and enrichment for a variety of species. Also helped with maintenance, administration, and funding at the facility.
|2002||ECL Envirowest Consultants Ltd., Burnaby BC, Canada
Field Assistant- Assisted project biologist with field work to assess the environmental impact on natural ecosystems at proposed development sites in the lower mainland of BC.