I am a Ph.D. candidate in biological anthropology at the University of Michigan, advised by Dr. John Mitani. I am interested in the emotional and cognitive underpinnings of social relationships, their function, and how they change over time and at boundaries of social life. Current projects include my dissertation research on the behavior of adolescent and young adult chimpanzees at Ngogo in Kibale National Park, Uganda, and developmental psychology research on the social interactions between young children and animals.


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