I am a PhD student and NSF Graduate Research Fellow at the CUNY Graduate Center and NYCEP. I am a biological anthropologist advised by Dr. Larissa Swedell, broadly interested in the influence of the environment on the evolution of primate behavior. Particularly in the proximate and ultimate value of behavioral adaptations in shaping movement and grouping patterns, signaling adaptations, within group aggression and scramble competition of primates, as well how environmental variability influences morphology and life history. My work uses behavioral, morphological, and physiological data to determine links between the immediate impact of ecologically driven behaviors and the ultimate outcomes across generations in terms of social structure, spatial ecology, foraging ecology, physiology, life history, and morphology