I am interested in animal behavior and how animals relate to the environment around them. I am a third-year student majoring in cognitive science and biology.
I am working with Wave Moretto, a fellow undergraduate student in the lab, to investigate a unique feeding behavior in the California Moray Eel, Gymnothorax mordax. We are looking at how different water temperatures will affect which prey manipulation behaviors the eels exhibit, with a special interest in their knotting behavior.
After undergrad, I hope to continue research in grad school on animal cognition. Though I love my elongate fish friends at the lab, I would like to work with mammals in the future.