Katie Chenard

University Fellows Cohort Member, 2016-2017
PhD Student, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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Katie Chenard is a doctoral student in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. She earned her BS in Wildlife Ecology from University of Maine, where she wrote an honors thesis on nesting captive Zebra finches; the project included extensive research in New Zealand. Since graduating, Katie has worked with field research teams in a variety of locations. She has also conducted  independent research on the feeding and boldness behavior of guppy populations in the rainforests of northern Trinidad. Her doctoral work in Dr. Duckworth’s lab will focus on animal behavior, integrating aspects of endocrinology and genetics in order to improve our understanding of how persistent individual behaviors are created and disrupted.