Ever since a young age, I have loved asking questions of causation - I probably annoyed my parents to death with all of the why questions! Growing older, I turned my questions toward my own species as I took on a major of anthropology, concentrating in biological anthropology. The most specific research questions I love to reflect on are about the biological underpinnings of human behavior, specifically with reference to juvenility. Turning a scientific lens to even mundane aspects of human life is an electrifying prospect for me. For example, what social purpose, if any, does playing with others serve humans in the long term? Why do humans especially have such a protracted juvenile and subadult period? The study of primates offers thrillingly interesting insights into these questions and so many more, and I will ideally spend my professional life digging into those queries.