Jocelyn will be joining the Adcock lab in winter of 2021. She will be conducting research on how early life stress such as artificial rearing and tail-docking impact social network development and welfare in sheep.
Jocelyn is from the west suburbs of Chicago, Illinois and earned her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Biology at DePaul University. After graduating, she completed two internships at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. Most recently, she was a research assistant at the Brookfield Zoo. In this position, she investigated various aspects of zoo-housed species’ welfare such as how visitors impact primate behavior, the influence of giraffe social housing on stereotypic behavior, how preference assessments can be used as a tool to evaluate environmental enrichment, among many other studies.
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