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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 am interested in the development of, motivation for, and interactions between oral behaviors in cattle. This is focused mainly on 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 has focused on creating online training materials for assessing dairy cattle welfare.