I am a PhD student studying primate evolution. I currently live in Asheville, NC with my boyfriend (a Chicago native) of 5 years and our adorable husky Mikita. In the next year I will be travelling the country and the world to visit museums and study their primate collections. I'm especially excited to travel to Southeast Asia and live in the trees with gibbons for a week! When I'm not travelling or doing monkey research, I like to cook, LOVE to eat (sushi is a current fav), and occasionally train for running races. I'm a rare female Star Wars geek but love quirky comedies in addition to sci-fi fare. I'm most content chilling at home, but I have been known to engage in the occasional wine-fueled dance party. Most of all I like getting to know new people and places in order to expand my world view.