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Primate

Graduate Program 2014 Student Cohort

Krista (Kris) Banda graduated from Emory University with double majors in Anthropology and Psychology. She arrived at her interest in primate parasite ecology through a circuitous path that started by working in a neuroscience lab to being a primate intern to working in a Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International lab. Her research in Peru is focused on the intestinal parasites of saddleback (Saguinus fuscicollis) and emperor tamarins (S. imperator). Her faculty advisor is Dr. Gabrielle Stryker.

Allison Farley graduated in 2009 from Sonoma State University, CA with a B.A. in Environmental Science and a Minor in Biology. She previously interned in the Bay Area monitoring populations of endemic endangered species. She volunteered at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest. Her thesis research focused on the welfare of the seven chimpanzees that reside at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest. Her faculty advisor was Dr. Lori Sheeran.

Farley, Allison Ann, Comparison of chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) behavior on tour and non-tour days at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest / 2016

Ally is currently a primate caregiver at Save the Chimps, Inc. in Fort Pierce, Florida.

Ruth LinskyThesis advisors: Dr. Joseph Lorenz and Dr. Steve Wagner

Brianna Schnepel received her B.A. in Anthropology from San Diego State University in 2013. She has previously worked with white-faced capuchin monkeys (Cebus capucinus) and mantled howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata) while attending a field school in Costa Rica. She also looked at interactions between bonobos (Pan paniscus) and human (Homo sapiens) visitors at the San Diego Zoo while assisting a graduate student from San Diego State University during her undergraduate studies. Her thesis research focused on the effects that human food had on the social interactions and behavior of Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana) living at a tourist site; Mt. Huangshan, China. Brianna's fieldwork was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Her faculty advisor was Dr. Lori Sheeran.

Schnepel, Brianna, Provisioning and its effects on the social interactions of Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana) at Mt. Huangshan, China / 2016


Holly Soubiea graduated in 2014 from Holy Names University with a B.A in Psychology and a minor in Biology.  She has previously been an Animal Care Intern at the Oakland Zoo, where she worked with chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus), hamadryas baboons (Papio hamadryas), and gibbons(Hylobates lar). She was a volunteer at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest. Her thesis research focused on chimpanzees' use of their enclosures at Fauna Foundation. Her faculty advisor was Dr. Mary Lee Jensvold.

Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) Space Use in a Sanctuary Setting/2017

Holly is currently a caregiver aide for Project Chimps in northern Georgia.

Emily Veitia graduated from Florida International University with a BA in Sociology/Anthropology and a minor in Geography. She previously volunteered at the Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest and currently volunteers at the Mimulus Guttatus lab with Dr. Alison Scoville. Emily's thesis research focused on cross-species interactions in a mixed-species ape (Nomascus leucogenys and Pongo abelii & P. pygmaeus) exhibit at the Oregon Zoo where she conducted research. Her faculty advisor was Dr. Lori Sheeran.

The effect of enrichment types in a mixed-species enclosure of Sumatran (Pongo abelii) & Bornean Orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) and Northern White-Cheeked Gibbons (Nomascus leucogenys)/2017

Emily is currently Secretary Supervisor for the Law and Justice Department at Central Washington University.

Kaitlin Wright received her B.A. in Biological Anthropology, along with a minor in Biology, from the University of San Diego in 2011. She has previously worked with the Orangutan Foundation International in Kalimantan, Indonesia and the Pacific Primate Sanctuary on Maui, Hawaii. Her thesis research was conducted at the Valley of the Wild Monkey in Mt. Huangshan, China and focused on the rate of selected play signals in Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana) during juvenile play bouts. Kaitlin's fieldwork was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Her faculty advisor was Dr. Lori Sheeran.

Wright, Kaitlin R., Play in immature Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana): location, use of play signals, and play bout termination at Mt. Huangshan, China / 2016

Kaitlin is currently a Professional Advisor to anthropology, primatology, and other majors at Central Washington University.

 

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