I am a graduate student in the Cognitive Sciences PhD program at Georgia State University working with Dr. Sarah Brosnan. My broad interests span various aspects of social cognition and how social factors affect behavior and decision-making in primates. I am especially interested in the interaction between the inequity response and prosocial behavior, including what social or ecological factors might overcome self-centered motivations to provide conditions in which prosocial behavior would be more likely to occur.
My previous work with primates has included investigating social learning in chimpanzees at the Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research, as well as exploring imitation strategies in orangutans, gorillas, and children at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park. As an undergraduate at
Emory University, I also studied chimpanzee bluff displays with Dr. Lisa Parr at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center.