Ms. Haseltine is a fourth-year graduate student in the Cognitive Sciences program at Georgia State. She graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in both Psychology and Anthropology. As an undergraduate, she worked with Amber Massey-Abernathy studying the relationship between pragmatic skills and dominance in humans. After the completion of her degree, she contributed to behavioral studies at Lincoln Park Zoo, Brookfield Zoo, and Zoo Atlanta with over 10 species, including gorillas, chimpanzees, and emerald tree boas. Ms. Haseltine also assisted Ryan Brady from Robert Hampton’s Laboratory of Comparative Primate Cognition on studies investigating the characteristics of working memory in orangutans.
Her current research interests include strategic decision making, problem solving, and metacognitive regulation in human and non-human primates. Ms. Haseltine is in the process of gathering data for her Master’s thesis where she is examining the collection of counterfactual information in two species of monkeys and adult humans. She is also working at Zoo Atlanta on a project to examine the performance of lizards in a radial arm maze.