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Ph.D., Animal Behavior, University of California, Davis, California, (in progress)
B.S., Neuroscience and Behavior, Minors: Psychology, Dairy Management; University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, 2016.
I have recently joined the Tucker Lab as part of the Animal Behavior Graduate Group. As an undergraduate, I worked extensively with dairy cattle, learning and practicing the hands-on and managerial side of a dairy farm, and assisted with multiple nutrition research studies. I am interested in the motivation exhibited by cattle across ages to ruminate and masticate, and how nutrition and forage provision can impact behavior. My initial work at UC Davis will focus on creating online training materials for assessing dairy cow welfare.