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Photography © 2019 by Sierra Cleveland


western lowland gorillas leslie and big brother monroe

Senior Thesis

Endocast (green) of a dolphin fetus skull (purple)

Morphometric Analysis of an Ontogenetic Series of Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) Cranial Endocasts


- Scientific writing

- Literature review

- Data analysis

- 3D Modeling (Avizo)

- Project and method design

abstract and citation available here


San Diego Zoo

Anticipatory Behavior in Male Western Lowland Gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla)​


- Project design

- Behavioral observations (BORIS and ZooMonitor)

- Data analysis (Excel, R)

- Scientific writing

- Glucocorticoid fecal analysis


Hover to see one of several anticipatory behaviors we studied

Duke Lemur Center

Determining the genetic basis for color vision in ruffed lemurs​ using the SMARTA touchscreen testing apparatus


- Behavioral observations 

- Data collection​


Red ruffed lemur engaging with the SMARTA device

Gluck Equine Research Center

Diagnosis and control of gastrointestinal parasites of horses and drug resistance​


- Coproculture

- Fecal analysis

- Parasite identification

Handling a foal in preparation for future sampling