Jocelyn joined the Adcock lab in the winter of 2021. She is conducting research on how tail docking lambs impacts their social development through social network analysis and behavioral monitoring. She is also examining how tail docking affects wound healing, disease risk, short and long term pain development, and the pain sensitivity of the next generation.
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. Prior to her arrival in Madison, she was a research assistant at the Brookfield Zoo evaluating zoo animal welfare. In this position, she conducted studies examining 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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