Andrea DiGiorgio

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Andrea DiGiorgio

Andrea DiGiorgioMatriculated September 2011

Andrea DiGiorgio graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Psychology, and returned to the University of Hawaii to focus on Biology and Physical Anthropology. She worked as an educator and keeper’s assistant at the Honolulu Zoo with several primate species, and studied howler monkey feeding behavior in Costa Rica.

Andrea is starting her PhD in Biological Anthropology in the Fall of 2011, with Dr. Cheryl Knott as her advisor. Her research interests are in nutrition and feeding behavior, reproductive behavior, non-human primate mechanisms for coping with habitat disturbance, and primate conservation.

Awards

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship