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Graduate Program 2010 Student Cohort

 

Briana Bauer received her B.A. in Spanish from the University of Notre Dame. Briana completed the M.S. degree at CWU in spring, 2012. She studied bridging behaviors and adult male-adult female affiliative relationships in Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana) at the Valley of the Wild Monkeys in Mt. Huangshan, China. Dr. Lori Sheeran was her thesis committee chair. She recently finished internships at the Woodland Park, Toledo, and Roger Williams Park Zoos and now is a zookeeper at Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek, MI.

Bauer, Briana Elizabeth, Male Tibetan macaque (Macaca thibetana) choice of infant bridging and female affiliation partners / 2012

Bauer B; Sheeran LK; Matheson MD; Li JH; Wagner RS. 2014. Choice of infant bridging and female affiliation partners by male Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana). Zoological Research 35(3):222-230.

Sofi Bernstein received her B.A. in Psychology focusing on Applied Behavioral Analysis from University of North Texas. Sofi completed the M.S. degree at CWU in Winter, 2012. She studied sexual coercion and mate choice in Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana) at the Valley of the Wild Monkeys in Mt. Huangshan, China. Drs. Lori Sheeran and Steve Wagner co-chaired her thesis committee. She is currently a PhD student enrolled in the Cognitive Sciences program at Kyoto University.

Bernstein, Sofia Kaliope, Sexual coercion and mate choice tactics in Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana) at Mt. Huangshan, China / 2012

Laura Burwell received her B.S. in Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation from Brigham Young University. She studied competition for provisioned foods in a group of Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana) at Mt. Huangshan, China. Dr. Lori Sheeran was her thesis committee chair. She is currently a life sciences teacher working for the Southwest Independent School District in Bexar County, Texas.

Burwell, Laura MacKenzie, The effectiveness of scattering corn as a management technique for Macaca thibetana at Mt. Huangshan, China / 2013

Amanda Davis received her B.S. in Anthropology and Liberal Studies from Portland State University. Amanda completed the M.S. degree at CWU in Spring, 2012. She studied effects of conversational partner familiarity in deaf humans. Dr. Mary Lee Jensvold was her thesis committee chair. She is currently an educational success coach.

Davis, Amanda Charlotte, Effects of conversational partner familiarity in deaf humans (Homo sapiens) / 2012

Erica Dunayer received her B.S. in Animal Behavior from Bucknell University. Erica completed the M.S. degree at CWU in Spring, 2012. She studied how tourism affects the grooming for tolerance trade in Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana) from a biological markets perspective at Mt. Huangshan, China. Dr. Megan Matheson was her thesis committee chair. She is currently a PhD student enrolled in the Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior program at the State University of New York-Buffalo.

Dunayer, Erica, Tourism as a market force for grooming interchange and reciprocity in Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana) at Mt. Huangshan, China / 2012

Laura Heggs received her B.A. in Psychology, with a minor in Anthropology/Sociology from Knox College. Laura completed the M.S. degree at CWU in Spring, 2012. She studied the effect a novel outdoor environment had on captive chimpanzees at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest in Cle Elum, Washington. Dr. Megan Matheson was her thesis committee chair. She is currently an adjunct anthropology professor at Brookdale Community College (New Jersey).

Heggs, Laura, The Effect of a novel outdoor environment on the behavior of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) in a sanctuary setting /  2012

Allie Kibler-Campbell received her B.A. in Psychology, with a minor in English from The College of Wooster. Allie completed the M.S. degree at CWU in Winter, 2012. She studied the ability to infer causality through various tool-use tasks (including stick tools and rock tools) in a colony of captive capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) in Wooster, Ohio. Dr. Lori Sheeran was her thesis committee chair. She is currently a zookkeeper at Potawatomi Zoo in South Bend, IN.

Kibler-Campbell, Allison, Casual inference examined in Cebus apella through a hammer-and-anvil task / 2012

Austin Leeds received a B.S. in Biology and a B.S. in Primate Behavior & Ecology from Central Washington University. Austin completed the M.S. degree at CWU in Spring, 2012. He studied language use of the cross-fostered chimpanzees at the Chimpanzee Human Communication Institute. Dr. Mary Lee Jensvold was his thesis committee chair. He is currently enrolled in a zoo biology Ph.D. program at Case Western University.

Leeds, Charles Austin, The Communicative functions of five signing chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) / 2012

Leeds CA; Jensvold ML. 2013. The communicative functions of five signing chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Pragmatics & Cognition 21(1):224-247.

Julie Reveles received a B.S. in Anthropology and a B.S. in Primate Behavior & Ecology from Central Washington University. She studied visitor effects on captive chimpanzees at the Chimpanzee Human Communication Institute and completed her MS degree in 2014. Dr. Mary Lee Jensvold was her thesis committee chair.

Noah Simons received a B.A. in Biological Anthropology from the University of Iowa. Noah completed the M.S. degree at CWU in Spring, 2012. He studied levels of genetic diversity between captive and wild populations of western lowland gorillas. Drs. Steve Wagner and Joseph Lorenz co-chaired his thesis committee. He is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program at the University of Oregon.

Simons, Noah Daniel, Genetic diversity in captive-born gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) / 2012

Simons ND; Wagner RS; Lorenz JG. 2013. Genetic diversity of North American captive-born gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla). Ecology and Evolution 3(1):80-88.

Simons ND; Lorenz JG; Sheeran LK; Li JH; Xia DP; Wagner RS. 2012. Noninvasive saliva collection for DNA analyses from free-ranging Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana). American Journal of Primatology 74:1064-1070.

Hilaree Sorenson received her B.A. in International Studies from Pepperdine University. Hilaree designed and implemented an environmental enrichment protocol for captive baboons at the Centre for Animal Rehabilitation & Education (C.A.R.E.) in Phalaborwa, South Africa. Dr. Mary Lee Jensvold was her thesis committee chair.  She completed the M.S. degree at CWU in Spring, 2012.