I am a PhD student in Biological Anthropology at New York University in the Primate Reproductive Ecology and Evolution group and a member of the New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology (NYCEP), a multi-institutional doctoral training program in New York City. I also serve on the executive committee of the Northeastern Evolutionary Primatology Group (NEEP).
I graduated from the University of Florida in 2016 with a BSc in Biology and a minor in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. I then spent 3 years in East and Southern Africa studying aspects of behavioral ecology, reproduction, and sexual selection in spotted hyenas (Crocuta crocuta) and various species of baboon (genus Papio). I am broadly interested in mechanisms of sexual selection with a specific interesting in the evolution of sexual signaling systems and female mate choice.
My dissertation research investigates multimodal sexual signaling and mate choice in the little-known drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus). Read more here.