The main focus of my PhD is social learning and tool-use in island living white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus imitator). I am fascinated by the cultural transmission of behaviors and how this relates to socio-ecological, environmental, and individual factors. By combining observations with non-invasive experiments and statistical modeling, I hope to learn more about animal culture.
2020 – Research assistant, conducting experiments and analyses for a study on chimpanzees and bonobos, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
2019 – Teaching assistant, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
2017-2019 – MSc in Environmental Biology (track Animal Ecology), Utrecht University, the Netherlands
2014-2017 – BSc of Sciences majoring in Biology and Cognitive Sciences, University College Roosevelt, the Netherlands