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I’m interested in studying the cognition of fish and how the environment can shape its evolution. Specifically, I am currently working with the Indo-Pacific lionfish (Pterois spp.) to study the cognition of invasive species and with the Trinidadian guppies (Poecilia reticulata) to study the effect of predation environment on cognitive landscape.
In the past, I completed my Bachelor’s degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States of American) in the spring of 2019 with an honors thesis investigated the step-fathering behavior of non-breeding clownfish (A. ocellaris) in the absence of the breeding pair. I continued working with fish as a research technician in the Boughman Lab at Michigan State University (United States of America) for the remainder of 2019 before joining the Behavioural Ecology group at Wageningen University as a PhD student in January 2020.