I am a PhD student in Biological Anthropology at New York University in the Primate Reproductive Ecology and Evolution group. I am also a member of the New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology (NYCEP), a multi-institutional doctoral training program in New York City. I spent the last 3 years in East and Southern Africa studying behavioral ecology in primates and carnivores. I am broadly interested in reproduction and sexual selection, specifically sexual signaling and the underlying mechanisms and physiology of reproduction. I plan to integrate fieldwork and endocrinology laboratory work to answer questions regarding the ways social mammals __________________. communicate and compete over mating.