Sophie Ambrosino

Lab Associate: Monkey Team

Sophie is pursuing an MA in Animal Behavior & Conservation at Hunter College. Her thesis project looks at population differences in feral cat colonies, trying to understand the effect urban environments have on personality expression. Previously she studied Psychology and Photography at Binghamton University. During her time in undergrad she assisted in various research labs studying visual perception & attention and how past trauma affects current decision making, and studied Parkinson’s Disease and how it interacts with sex differences via rat models.

She is most interested in the ways environmental stressors and resource scarcity affect population-level differences in both humans and nonhuman animals, and how this knowledge should be applied in all animal management arenas. She joined the Angelaki Lab to bolster her experience working with animals in a laboratory setting, and to learn about working with nonhuman primates.