Dr. Bransford has a B.S. in Environmental Science and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Evolutionary Anthropology. His past work is primarily with wild primates, having studied a variety of species in Asia, Africa, and Central America. Dr. Bransford joined Eckerd College in Fall 2020 and is very much looking forward to working with students both in the Tampa Bay area and abroad! He is originally from San Antonio, TX. Growing up he spent much time in West Texas, and was particularly fascinated with the bat species of the arid desert. Now, he enjoys exploring the much-more-tropical habitats around the Tampa Bay region (both by land and kayak, as seen above). Contact Dr. Bransford:
bransftd [at] eckerd.edu
Taylor is a double major in Psychology and Animal Studies. She is from Swansea, Illinois and has grown up surrounded by a ton of furry friends. Taylor knew from a very young age that she wanted to work with animals for the rest of her life. Her love for animals started at the St.Louis Zoo and Grant’s Farm where she would visit multiple times every summer. Throughout high school, she volunteered at her local humane society and helped watch and walk dogs in her neighborhood. Taylor is so excited to start her work with the CBLab! She hopes to eventually pursue a career specializing in animal behavior.
Project: ZooTampa Orangutan Behavior, Lemur Foraging at LCF
Faith is majoring in Marine Science with minors in Animal Studies, Anthropology, and Chemistry. She is from Seymour, Indiana, and has always been passionate about working with animals. Over the years Faith has visited many different zoos and aquariums learning about different roles in animal care. In the future, she hopes to conduct animal behavior research and is especially interested in gorillas and sharks. Faith is excited about this research program and hopes that this opportunity will give her insight into possible career paths.
Project: ZooTampa Orangutan Behavior