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 the behavioral ecology of hyenas and baboons. I am broadly interested in reproduction and sexual selection, and specifically, the evolution of sexual signaling systems and sexual coloration. My current research investigates the role of color in the sexual swellings of female Kinda baboons (Papio kindae).