Ph.D. Candidate in Psychology, University of California, Berkeley

I'm a Ph.D. candidate in the Psychology Department at UC Berkeley, working with Dr. Lucia Jacobs. My research interests include decision-making in the scatter-hoarding fox squirrel and the relationship between people and their companion animals. I'm deeply interested in how pets and urban wildlife can promote public interest in science.

I am a co-owner of the cat behavior consulting business, Feline Minds and a website for punks in academia called PhdPunx.

In my free time, I DJ at Berkeley's radio station KALX and obsess over: my cats, reading dystopian novels, baseball, vegetarian food and my bicycle.

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    PhD candidate in Psychology, University of California, Berkeley