PhD Candidate in Biological Anthropology at UCLA
& Visiting Scholar at Johns Hopkins University
Hello! I am a PhD candidate at UCLA studying social behavior in primates. My dissertation research focuses on play and laughter and their implications for the evolution of vocal communication, social relationships, and learning. I currently conduct research with bonobos, capuchin monkeys, dogs, and humans using a variety of observational and experimental methods. Check out the links below to learn more about my research.