I am a PhD student at Binghamton University. I am currently studying the function and evolutionary context of food-associated vocalizations in the American Crow. My other research interests include: animal communication, cooperation, and other social behaviors, and applied animal behavior. Prior to Binghamton university, I worked in a companion animal veterinary clinic as a veterinary assistant and attended Skidmore College (BA in biology) where I studied the effects of enclosure size and enrichment on captive Amur Tigers. In my free time, I enjoy yoga, cooking, hiking and spending time with my two cats.