Margaret started the PhD program in biological anthropology in 2017 working with Dr. Katharine Jack. She advanced to candidacy in Fall 2019. With a focus in primatology, her interests include studies of sexual selection and mate choice, inter sexual interaction, and the evolution of primate social organization. Currently, her research is focused on social behavior in wild white faced capuchin monkeys in costa Rica. She is involved several projects including: an analysis of how male MHC genotype impacts female mate choice and the correlation between hormones and volatile scent chemicals and male dimorphism. She will begin her dissertation research in the Spring of 2020, examining how subordinate male behavior impacts female reproductive success.