Department of Human Behavior, Ecology, Culture
Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in Evolutionary Biology (MEME).
Uppsala University, Sweden
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany
Arts and Sciences, with First Class Honours.
University College London, UK
with Dr. Katerina Guschanski.
Prepared 16S rRNA libraries for microbial DNA in faecal samples of Grauer’s gorillas; developed lab protocols, bioinformatic pipelines and assessed effects of social group, age, sex and diet on microbial profiles
|September 2016-February 2017||Emory University,|
with Dr. Adrian Jaeggi.
Conducted a study on polygyny in a human cross-cultural sample, implementing phylogenetic comparative methods in R
with Dr. Barbara Fruth.
Organised six years of unstructured field observations on indicators of health in two communities of wild bonobos; analysed social and ecological correlates of health issues
Awards and achievements
|2015-2017||Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Scholarship, funded by the EU|
|2015||Dean’s List for Academic Excellence, University College London (UCL)|
|2013-2014||Best Academic Performance Per Pathway; years 1 and 2 at UCL|
|2011||CIE Outstanding Learner Award - Top in India, Across 5 AS Levels|
|2011||CIE Outstanding Learner Award - Top in India, Literature in English|
|September-December 2017||Divemaster Trainee, Dive Blue Motion/ Luminocean, Banda Islands, Indonesia.|
Trained as SSI Divemaster; collected data for Luminocean’s marine conservation research projects
|January-March 2016||Field Assistant, Gashaka Primate Project, Gashaka-Gumti National Park, Nigeria.|
Conducted focal observations of habituated baboons; collected and analysed data on chimpanzee nest trees to calculate decay and reuse rates of sleeping nests
|September 2013-July 2015||UCL Student Ambassador, University College London, UK.|
Conducted workshops and events to help motivate young people to pursue Higher Education, and improve their reading, writing and presentation skills
|January-August 2015||Personal Tutor, Tavistock Tutors, London, UK.|
Privately tutored A-level and GCSE students in Maths, Physics, Chemistry and English
|Data||R (proficient), ArcGIS, Python (basic)|
|Laboratory||DNA library preparation|