My name is Claudia, and I’m a first-year graduate student in the Bales lab. I graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) in the Spring of 2020 with a degree in Neuroscience. During my undergraduate studies I volunteered in Dr. Jeff French lab and worked on the comodulation of social buffering by Oxytocin and Dopamine in Marmosets. After graduating, I worked in the French Lab as a research assistant for a year before applying to graduate school and joining the Bales lab. I joined the lab in the fall of 2021, and work with the titi monkeys. I’m mostly interested in the neurobiology of social behavior in monogamous species, social buffering, and pair bonds. In my spare time, I like to travel, workout, read, and hike.