I am a Postdoctoral Scientist at Georgetown Univeristy with the Shark Bay Dolphin Research Project. I earned my Ph.D. in August 2018 from Georgetown University under the guidance of Dr. Janet Mann. My dissertation examined social and behavioral responses to environmental stressors in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) in Shark Bay, Australia.
I am interested in how animals behaviorally respond to various stressors (both natural and anthropogenic), especially in the marine environment. I hope to use science to better inform conservation and animal welfare policies. I have nearly a decade of experience in animal behavior research, fieldwork, data science ®, and statistics.
PhD in Biology, 2018
ScB in Biology, 2010
Madison L. Miketa, Eric M. Patterson, Ewa Krzyszczyk, Megan M. Wallen, Kathy Murray, Michael Rule, Bart Huntley, Cindy Bessey, and Janet Mann
Sarah N. Powell, Megan M. Wallen, Madison L. Miketa, Ewa Krzyszczyk, Shweta Bansal, Janet Mann
Madison L. Miketa, Margaret A. Stanton, Vivienne Foroughirad, Céline H. Frère, Alexis Levengood, Janet Mann
Postdoctoral Scientist. 2018 - Present.
Wildlife Policy Intern. 2018.
PhD Student. 2013-2018. Dolphin behavioral ecology and conservation
Research Intern. 2012. Large shark movement patterns
Research Assistant. 2011-2012. Hormones, olfactory cues, and female dominance in lemurs
Field Assistant. 2011. Humpback whale behavioral responses to seismic surveys
Research Assistant. 2011. Primate numerical cognition (Duke Lemur Center & Cayo Santiago)
Research Intern. 2010. Pinniped cognition and the impacts of noise
Honors Thesis Research. 2009-2010. Biogeographical patterns in sharks
Research Assistant. 2009-2010. Impacts of PCBs on Zebrafish development and behavior
Research Assistant. 2009. Ontogeny and passive acoustic monitoring of sharks
Research Associate. 2008. Geomagnetic navigation in Loggerhead sea turtles