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Department of Psychology

I am a PhD student in the Comparative Cognition Lab, supervised by Professor Nicky Clayton and funded by a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. I study learning and memory in non-human animals. My current research with cuttlefish examines how dynamic camouflage can be used as a "window into the mind."

To carry out my work, I draw on my dual background in marine biology and psychology. In 2023, I graduated from the University of Delaware with an Honors B.S. with distinction in marine science and a minor in psychology. As an undergraduate, I worked on research including algal-invertebrate symbioses (coral bleaching), penaeid shrimp population dynamics as a NOAA Hollings scholar, and the human memory error of boundary extension. You can email me at wl442 (at)

PhD student
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