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Department of Primatology

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (0)341 3550 - 200
fax: +49 (0)341 3550 - 299


Education

2015-presentPh.D. student
Department of Primatology
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany 
Dissertation: Examining human spatial abilities in a tropical forest: a mixed-methods study among the Mbendjele BaYaka of the Republic of Congo
Supervisors: Dr. Karline R. L. Janmaat and Prof. Dr. Christophe Boesch
2012-2014Master’s Degree
EcoScience, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea
Thesis title: Visiting behavior of Javan gibbons (Hylobates moloch) to preferred plant species with the use of phenological knowledge 
Supervisor: Prof. Jae Choe
2007-2012Bachelor’s Degree
Molecular and Life Science, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea. 
Main Subjects: Biology

Fieldwork

2016 – 6 monthsPhD data collection on foraging behavior of the Mbendjele BaYaka hunter-gatherers, Likouala Province, the Republic of Congo, Mar – Aug 2016
2015 – 6 monthsPhD data collection on foraging behavior of the Mbendjele BaYaka hunter-gatherers, Likouala Province, the Republic of Congo, Mar – Aug 2015
2013 – 13 monthsMaster degree data collection on foraging behavior of Javan gibbons (Hylobates moloch), Gunung Halimun-Salak National Park, west Java, Indonesia, 
Jan 2013 – Jan 2014

Grants and Awards

2019Travel bursary to attend 8th EFP-PSGB, Oxford, UK.
2018John Templeton Foundation for attending Diverse Intelligence Summer Institute, University of St Andrews, Scotland
2015Leakey Foundation Research Grant (PI with Dr. Karline R.L. Janmaat)
Foraging cognition of the Mbendjele BaYaka hunter-gatherers, Republic of Congo
2012The grand prize from LG global challenger, Seoul, Korea
2011Honors Student. Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
2009Undergraduate Research Fellowship program. Ewha Womans University, Korea
2007Honors Student. Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea

Other experience

2019Co-Organizing the workshop/symposium “Battery Tests of Primate Cognition: A Counter Reply from Field Primatology” 8th European Federation of Primatology meeting, Oxford, UK.
2018-2019 Organizing the Department Seminar of the Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany.
2018 – 2 weeksDiverse Intelligence Summer Institute, St. Andrews, UK
2014 – 2 monthsTeaching assistant for a field course “Field Methods in Tropical Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation” by Dr. Myron Shekelle, Siau Island, Sulawesi, Indonesia.
2014 – 2 monthsResearch assistant for “The orangutans (Pongo spp.) do not spontaneously share benefits with familiar conspecifics in a choice paradigm”, Seoul zoo, Korea.
2012 – 2 monthsA survey research on Javan gibbons (Hylobates moloch), Gunung Halimun-Salak National Park, West Java, Indonesia, Sep – Oct 2012
2011-2012 – 5 monthsResearch assistant for “Color preference in a tool-use task: How do captive orangutans shape their choice?”, Seoul zoo, Korea.