My name is Alexander, and I’m a graduate student in Dr. Karen Bales’ lab. I did my undergraduate at BYU (Utah), and studied psychology. I spent three years working with Dr. Dee Higley, studying how gene by environment interactions shape rhesus monkeys’ temperament and personality across development. While working with Dr. Higley, I spent three summers at the California National Primate Research Center, where I met the Bales lab. I am interested in personality, attachment, earl life experiences, behavioral genetics, the gut microbiome, epigenetics, health outcomes, and prenatal sex hormones. When I’m not in the lab, I love to hike or do things outside.