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Graduate Cohorts

Graduate Cohort 2022

2022 Graduate Cohort

Alister Brown, B.A. Psychology, University of Arkansas 

Faculty advisors: Dr. Kara Gabriel

Research interests: More soon!

Other interests: More soon!

   

Kalila Garrison, B.A. Anthropology, Colorado State University 

Faculty advisor: Dr. Nicole Jastremski

Research interests: More soon!

Other interests: More soon!

 

 

Ruby Higginson, B.A. Anthropology, Washington State University

Faculty advisor: Dr. Kara Gabriel

Research interests: More soon!

Other interests: More soon!

   
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Dakota Hogan, B.A. Anthropology, B.S. Primate Behavior and Ecology, Central Washington University

Faculty advisor: Dr. Lori Sheeran

Research interests: Establishing population density and ecology predictions on the newly recognized macaque species the Arunachal macaque (Macaca munzala) in Bhutan after its recent sighting in the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary in 2019 

Other interests: Hiking, crochet, Mahayana Buddhism, house plants, and rock climbing!

   

Randi Olson, B.A. Anthropology, University of Northern Colorado

Faculty advisor: Dr. Lori Sheeran

Research interests: More soon!

Other interests: More soon!

 

 

Jessica Oscavich, B.S. Small Animal Science, Delaware Valley University

Faculty advisor: Dr. April Binder

Research interests: More soon!

Other interests: More soon!

 

 

Katelyn Seymour, B.A. Psychology, Wayne State University

Faculty advisor: Dr. Mary Lee Jensvold

Research interests: More soon!

Other interests: More soon!

   
Graduate Cohort 2021

2021 Graduate Cohort

Kristy Abney, B.S. Biology, Allen University 

Faculty advisors: Dr. Kara Gabriel and Dr. Mary Radeke

Research interests: Antipredator behavior, parental investment, and conservation

Other interests: Hiking, crocheting, true crime documentaries

   
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Taylor Barber, B.A. Anthropology, University of California - Santa Cruz 

Faculty advisor: Dr. Kara Gabriel

Research interests: Primate populations in coffee growing regions, conservation

Other interests: Traveling, reading, Star Wars, and playing with my cat

   
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Josie Callahan, B.A. Philosophy and Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh

Faculty advisor: Dr. Matthew Altman & Dr. Lori Sheeran

Research interests: Philosophy (particularly phenomenology & existentialism), human-primate relations, extinction

Other interests: My cats, the X-Files, anything that involves Beyoncé, and going on adventures with my best friend!

   

Lilith Frakes, B.A. Anthropology and Comparative Literature, Stanford University

Faculty advisor: Dr. Lixing Sun

Research interests: Primate psychology, social behavior, and conservation

Other interests: Art, religious anthropology, and anthropogeny

   

Benjamin Lake, B.A. Biology, Illinois State University

Faculty advisor: Dr. Kara Gabriel, Dr. Jessica Mayhew

Research interests: Stay tuned!

Other interests: Stay tuned!

   
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Payton Livingston, B.A. Psychology, Sociology, and Social Science, University of Sioux Falls

Faculty advisor: Dr. Mary Radeke

Research interests: Evolutionary Psychology

Other interests: Golfing, playing pickleball, coaching and playing baseball, biking, and reading

   
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Naylea Lopez, B.A. Anthroplogy, California State University - Fullerton

Faculty advisor: Dr. Mary Lee Jensvold

Research interests: Cognition, communication, anthropogenic effects on primates, and behavioral differences between captive and non-captive primates

Other interests: Traveling, scuba diving, trying out new food places, and learning about all animals in the world

   

Amanda Pauli, B.A. Art, California State University - East Bay

Faculty advisor: Dr. Mary Lee Jensvold

Research interests: Stay tuned!

Other interests: Stay tuned!

   

Desiree Peck, B.S. Zoology, Weber State University

Faculty advisor: Dr. Kara Gabriel

Research interests: Stay tuned!

Other interests: Stay tuned!

   
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Miarisoa Ramilison, M.S. Zoology, University of Mahajanga

Faculty advisor: Dr. Lixing Sun

Research interests: Stay tuned!

Other interests: Stay tuned!

   

Virginia Sanchez, B.A. Anthropology, California State University - East Bay

Faculty advisor: Dr. Lori Sheeran

Research interests: Stay tuned!

Other interests: Stay tuned!

   

Mia Sarkisian, B.A. Biology, B.A. Anthropology, Bridgewater State University

Faculty advisor: Dr. Jessica Mayhew

Research interests: Primate behavior, conservation, social network analysis

Other interests: Traveling, camping, music

   
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Ember Toth, B.A. Biology, Franklin and Marshall College

Faculty advisor: Dr. Jessica Mayhew

Research interests: Animal welfare, animal behavior, enrichment and training, captive primate care, human-primate social interactions, primate cognition

Other interests: Hanging out with my pets, watching hockey, visiting zoos, Greek and Roman mythology

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