After graduating from CU Boulder in 2010, Krista began teaching at Colorado College where she is currently an assistant professor. Krista’s research examines primate community ecology. From 1999 to 2008 her research interests took her to Panama and Costa Rica where she studied how communities of New World primates respond to habitat disturbances and led undergraduate primate ecology field courses. In 2003, Krista began research in Madagascar, assisting Drs. Sauther and Cuozzo with their long-term research project investigating the biology of ring-tailed lemurs in human-impacted habitats. Krista’s dissertation research took her back to Madagascar in 2009 where she investigated niche separation between mouse lemurs and bats. Expanding on her dissertation research, Krista is currently collaborating with Drs. Sauther and Cuozzo on a study exploring galago (bushbaby) ecology and biology.
About her experience in the Anthropology Department:
"While at CU Boulder, I had numerous opportunities to conduct field research. The training that I received was critical to developing the broad skillset that I need for studying nocturnal primates and their potential competitors/predators. The opportunity to work with biological anthropologists with a range of research specialties including human ecology, paleoanthropology, and primatology was excellent preparation for a position at a small liberal arts college where I teach courses and mentor student research projects that span the breadth of biological anthropology."