PhD Candidate, Georgetown University, USA
I am generally interested in the complex cognition, behavior, and society exhibited by large-brained animals such as dolphins and primates. As a Ph.D. student in Janet Mann's lab I examined the social development and social experience of dolphin calves and their mothers using social network analysis.
I received B.S. degrees in Biology and Psychology from the University of Maryland in 2004. Prior to beginning my Ph.D. work, I was a research assistant in the New York Aquarium's Behavioral and Cognitive Research Laboratory and also interned for a field study of bottlenose dolphins in the Lower Florida Keys.