Department of Primatology
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
phone: +49 (341) 3550 - 200
fax: +49 (341) 3550 - 299
|2014 - Present|
Title: “ ‘Mild’ diseases and social interactions in wild primates: acquiring baseline data about causes and effects of Plasmodium spp. infection in African great apes (Pan troglodytes and Gorilla gorilla)”
|2011 - 2012|
Master of Research: Primate Biology, Behaviour and Conservation
Dissertation title: “Multi-Scale Variables Affecting Susceptibility to Parasites and Their Consequences in Female Olive Baboons (Papio anubis) at Gashaka-Gumti National Park, Nigeria”
|2005 - 2009||Bachelor of Science: Biology |
Bachelor of Science (double degree): Psychology
Minor: Political Science
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Stress and Parasites: Analysis of fecal glucocorticoids and gastrointestinal parasite load in female wild habituated olive baboons (Papio anubis)
Examined multi-scale variables affecting parasite susceptibility and their negative effects on health and reproductive success in wild habituated olive baboons (Papio anubis)
Assisted in collecting behavioral, fecal and urine data on semi-habituated bonobos (Pan paniscus) as well as phenological data within their home ranges
|2010 - 2011|
Collected phenological data within the home range of a troop of Samango monkeys (Cercopithecus albogularis). Assisted in local projects such as camera traps and rodent captures.
|2009 - 2010|
Student Researcher/Research Volunteer
Collected behavioral data on abnormal behaviors in laboratory non-human primates (Macaca mulatta, M. fascicularis, M. nemestrina, Simia sciureus). Assisted in euthanasia, necropsies and tissue collection.
|2007 - 2008|
Performed cognitive tests on infant and juvenile non-human primates to monitor normal locomotory and behavioral development.
|2004 - 2005||Naturalist|
Seattle Aquarium, Seattle, WA, USA
Verify clinical and anatomic pathology data for pathology reports. Review and set up protocols for Pathology Department for study collection.
|2013 - 2014|
Perform full necropsies, gross observations and tissue collection, as well as tissue processing, on multiple animal species at the discretion of vet staff, pathologists and directors. Coordinate with study directors and pathologists in preparing studies. Train new staff on certain lab procedures.
|2006 - 2009|
Columnist and Staff Writer
Wrote a variety of arts, news, beat, blogs and feature pieces related to current events and student life.
Repeat Columns: “Science”, “Professor’s Talk”, and “Religion.”
|2017|| Conference Travel Grant (Berlin, Germany) |
Discretization in Geometry and Dynamics
|2011||Vice Chancellor Scholarship (London, UK)|
University of Roehampton
|2009||Psychological Well-Being Appreciation Award (Seattle, WA) |
Washington National Primate Research Center
|2005|| Washington State Honors Award OSPI, |
State of Washington
|2005||Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society |
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Bellevue Community College
- Native English speaker.
- Working proficiency: French, Chinese (mandarin).