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Primate

Graduate Cohort 2017

 

Alan Bergman

BS Zoology, Miami University

Research interest: Visitor effects on the quality of life of the great apes

Other interests: Sports, dogs, travel

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kara Gabriel

Sofia Castro-Loza

BS Animal Science, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez

Research interest: Ethnoprimatology interface

Other interests: Swimming, snorkeling, backpacking travel

Faculty Advisors: Dr. Rodrigo Renteria-Valencia and Dr. Jessica Mayhew

Grace Coffman

BS Anthropology with a minor in Fisheries, Forestry and Wildlife, The Ohio State University

Research Interest: Visitor effects and stress levels in captive chimpanzees

Other interests: Reading, hiking, dogs

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mary Lee Jensvold

Chad DeBree

BA Anthropology and BA Poltical Science with International Studies Certificate, Arizona State University

Research interest: Gestural communication and cooperation

Other interests: Traveling, learning new languages, cooking

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mary Lee Jensvold

Jake Funkhouser

BS Primate Behavior and Ecology and BA Psychology, Central Washington University

Research Interests: Social Network Analysis, group composition, captive primate-caregiver relationships, welfare, and personality

Other interests: Traveling with my fiancé, fur children (dog/cat/rabbit), criminology and psychology TV series

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jessica Mayhew

Funkhouser J; Mayhew JA; Mulcahy JB. 2018. Social network and dominance hierarchy analyses at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest. Plos One http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0191898

Jake has been accepted into Washington University in St. Louis' PhD program in Biological Anthropology under the advisement of Dr. Crickette Sanz, a CWU alumni. Together, Jake and Dr. Sanz will tackle large questions of behavioral adaptations, comparative social behavior, and individual well-being across sanctuary, zoo, and wild chimpanzee populations.

Mireille Gonzalez

BA Anthropology, University of
California Berkeley

Research interests: Primate rescue, rehabilitation and release, habitat conservation, unique sexual selection, and unique social hierarchies

Other interests: Permaculture and sustainable agriculture herbalism, growing/making my own medicine, event planning and catering

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kara Gabriel

Victoria Green

BS Evolutionary Anthropology and
Philosophy, Rutgers University

Research interests: The ethics of studying wild primates and the perception humans have toward non-human primates

Other interests: PC gaming, belly dancing, traveling

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Matthew Altman

Kalli Kohen

Anthropology, California State University Fullerton

Research interests: Paternal behavior in monogamous primates, the effects of stress on parental investment, and social dynamics of Hylobates

Other interests: Ceramics, sewing, coffee

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lori Sheeran

Caroline Rowley

BA Cultural Anthropology, Tulane University

Research interests: Bioacoustics, Hylobatidae, soundscape ecology

Other interests: Rock climbing, Canis familiaris, wearing denim

Faculty Advisors: Dr. Sofia Blue and Dr. Jessica Mayhew

Fred Rubio

BS Biology with emphasis in Zoology, California Polytechnic University Pomona

Research interest: Chimpanzee cognition and cooperation

Other interests: Cafe racer motorcycles, sci-fi, camping

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jessica Mayhew

Alex Sacco

BA Biology, Boston University

Research Interest: Assessing individual health status in Neotropical primates

Other interests: Travel, hockey, food

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jessica Mayhew

Lisa Tweed

BA Anthropology with a minor in Biology, University of North Texas

Research interests: Conservation education and human/primate interaction

Other interests: Horseback riding, hiking, traveling (especially to islands)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Hope Amason

 

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