Jordan Graves

I received my B.S. in Ecology & Evolution with a minor in Neuroscience from Rice University in 2020, and conducted my undergraduate thesis on the interaction between dominance hierarchies and social networks in captive meerkats. Prior to graduate school, I interned in the Los Angeles Zoo’s observational research department and worked as a wildlife biology consultant in the Bay Area. Now beginning my PhD program in the Animal Behavior Graduate Group with both Dr. Brenda McCowan and Dr. Jeff Schank, I plan to focus on how group social network analysis can aid in species’ conservation practices, either in captive settings like zoos or in the wild for relocation efforts.