Department of Primatology
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
phone: +49 (341) 3550 - 200
fax: +49 (341) 3550 - 299
International Leipzig School of Human Origins
Dissertation: “The socio-ecological context of chimpanzee acoustic communication and its potential for biomonitoring”. Supervised by Prof. Boesch and Dr. Kühl.
MSc. Primate Conservation
Distinction for thesis titled “Feeding and nesting ecology of the western lowland gorilla in the Lac Télé Community Reserve, Republic of Congo”
BSc . Animal Biology
University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada
Work and Field Experience
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.
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.
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.
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.