June -August 2012: Research Assistant, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Mpala Research Center, Kenya. Assisted in a GPS study of olive baboons (Papio anubis), examining mechanisms driving decision making in group living systems.
June -August 2012: Independent Research Project, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Mpala Research Center, Kenya. Used the centrifugal McMaster egg counting technique to examine the gastrointestinal parasites of olive baboons (Papio anubis).
August 2010 – September 2011: Research Assistant, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Barro Colorado Island, Panama. Assisted in a long-term radio tracking study examining the impact of seasonal variation in food resources and ranging patterns on the reproductive physiology and behavior of female spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi).
April 2011: Research Assistant, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Isla Iguana, Panama. Helped capture, anesthetize, and monitor the vital signs of the birds during neural data logger implantation. Assisted in bird recapture and release for data logger removal.
March – June 2010: Field Methods Course, University of California, Davis, California National Primate Research Center. Designed and conducted a behavioral comparison of Chinese and Indian lines of rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta), examining intragroup affiliative and agonistic interactions.
July – August 2009: Research Assistant. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropolog, Paleolithic sites Roc de Combe Capelle and Abri Peyrony, Southwest France. Assisted in a short-term pilot excavation of two Middle-Paleolithic sites. Excavated in situ artifacts, piece provenienced artifacts, cleaned artifacts, and entered data into GIS software