I trained originally in animal behavior (1978 B.S., Neurobiology & Behavior, Cornell), classical ethology (University of Vienna, 1976) and behavioral ecology (1983 M.A., 1987 Ph.D., Biology, Princeton). As a postdoc, I studied animal cognition, evolutionary anthropology and behavioral neuroscience with NATO, NSF and NIMH fellowships at the Universities of Toronto, Pittsburgh and Utah. I joined Berkeley as an Assistant Professor in 1993, where I am now a Professor in Psychology and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute.
Amber Engle, a Berkeley graduate in environmental sciences, was a critical CalSquirrels team member before graduating and working with California Fish and Game, becoming a certified wildlife rescuer and running the wildlife rescue program at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum in Walnut Creek, CA. Amber, now an expert in juvenile squirrel rescue, is now returning to us as a consultant on the Squirrel School project.
Lab Assistant III
Lab Assistant III
Collaborator; Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, UC Berkeley
Collaborator; Research Scientist, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Texas, Austin
Alexander Reben is an artist and roboticist who explores humanity through the lens of art and technology. Using “art as experiment” his work allows for the viewer to experience the future within metaphorical contexts. His work probes the inherently human nature of the artificial. Using tools such as artificial philosophy, synthetic psychology, perceptual manipulation and technological magic, he brings to light our inseparable evolutionary entanglement to invention which has unarguably shaped our way of being. This is done to not only help understand who we are, but to consider who we will become in our continued co-development with our artificial creations.He is a 2016-2017 WIRED innovation fellow, a Stochastic Labs Resident and has been a Visiting Scholar in our lab since 2014, where he has designed and built all of our body-mounted data loggers for search dogs and humans. Alex is represented by the Charlie James Gallery Los Angeles CA.
Judy Jinn. Ph.D Student, PhD 2019: Currently a quantitative user experience researcher at Facebook. She runs large-scale, global surveys using her skills with survey writing, debiasing data, and causal inference. Her research has covered many topics such as understanding the interaction between Facebook use and well-being. Currently, her focus is on understanding the value Facebook fundraisers bring to donors and fundraiser creators in order to help non-profit organizations raise money for their causes. Facebook, Menlo Park, CA LinkedIn profile
Mikel Delgado Ph.D Student, Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Davis College of Veterinary Medicine. https://mikeldelgado.com
Aaron Teixeira Research Assistant, recently completed Masters in Psychology (dog cognition) at Texas Tech University, now Shelter Behavior Manager, San Francisco SPCA.
Amanda Robin Undergraduate Honors Student, now Graduate Student and NSF Graduate Fellow in Ecology and Evolution, UCLA (https://www.linkedin.com/in/amanda-robin-b5542b168)
Michelle Ramey Undergraduate Honors Student, now Graduate Student in Neuroscience, UC Davis
Zoe Burr Research assistant and Lab Manager, went on to Ph.D. in marine biology, now marine biologist at the Department of Arctic Biology, UNIS (University Centre in Svalbard, Norway)
Simon Campo Undergraduate Honors Student,
Allison Payne Undergraduate Honors Student, Ph.D in animal cognition, Cambridge University.
Aslan Brown Research assistant, now beginning law school at UC Hastings
Anna Khazenzon Undergraduate Honors Student, Ph.D in Psychology, Stanford University
Patrick Slattery Undergraduate Honors Student, now Senior Software Engineer, Uber
Anna Waismeyer Ph.D Student, now Research Scientist, HARMAN International (Microsoft)
Tania Bettis Ph.D Student, now Lecturer, UC Berkeley and Staff Teacher, Marin Academy
Xioqian Jenny Chai Ph.D Student, now Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, McGill University
Stephanie Preston Ph.D. Student, now Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Pierre Lavenex Postdoctoral Fellow, now Professor of Neuroscience, University of Lausanne
Cynthia Barkley Ph.D Student now Lecturer, California State University, East Bay
Recent Alumni Research Assistants (since 2010)
Lisa Yoen Lee
Clare Sunha Park