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2012 Graduate Students

Ricardo Fernandes received a B.S. in animal and veterinary science, along with a minor in biology and theatre arts, from the University of Rhode Island. He is a licensed veterinary technician and specializes in emergency and critical care medicine. His areas of interest include primate communication, primate physiology of locomotion, infant/mother interactions, and parental care. In addition, Ricardo is very interested in the welfare of captive primates. He will be analyzing fecal samples to look at population genetics of white faced saki monkeys (Pithecia) in South America. Dr. Joseph Lorenz is his thesis committee chair.
Natasha Zientek graduated with a B.A. in Anthropology from The Ohio State University. She is interested in community-based primate conservation programs and plans to implement a project focused on Tibetan macaques at Mt. Huangshan, China. Dr. Lori Sheeran is her thesis committee chair.
Asa Staven graduated from Montana State University majoring in Fish and Wildlife Management and minoring in Entomology.  He has a Teaching Assistantship from the Biology Department and is interested in the behaviors of juvenile Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana). Dr. Steven Wagner was his thesis committee chair.
Erika Jackson Price graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in Neuroscience and a minor in Jazz Music. Her primary interests are the behaviors of free-ranging primates, psychology, and music. She intends to record, catalog, and analyze the vocalizations of Tibetan macaques at Mt. Huangshan, China. Dr. Lori Sheeran was her thesis committee chair.
Savannah Schulze

Savannah is currently a PhD student enrolled in an Anthropology program at Purdue University. Her faculty advisor was Dr. Mary Lee Jensvold.

Jensvold ML; Wilding L; Schulze SM. 2014. Signs of communication in chimpanzees. G. Witzany (Ed.), Biocommunication of Animals (pp. 7-19).  Dordrecht: Springer.

RyAnn StaffordFaculty Advisor: Dr. Mary Lee Jensvold
Amanda CarnerFaculty Advisor: Dr. Mary Lee Jensvold
Kaeley SullinsFaculty Advisor: Dr. Mary Lee Jensvold
Tony CarrFaculty Advisor: Dr. Marte Fallshore