Collegiate Affiliation

I am a biological anthropologist with a research emphasis in primate behavioral ecology. I study feeding competition at multiple scales to determine how these forces shape energetics and the evolution of social relationships. As the Director of the Ngogo Monkey Project, I lead a research team based in Kibale National Park in western Uganda. We observe multiple social groups of five primate species and use biomarkers to track their health, stress, and reproductive patterns. 

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • PhD: Evolutionary Primatology, Columbia University, 2011
  • MA: Evolutionary Primatology, Columbia University, 2005
  • BA: Cognitive Neuroscience, Harvard University, 2000


  • primatology
  • behavioral ecology
  • endocrinology