Katie is a second-year Ph.D student in Experimental Psychology at UC San Diego and a member of Dr. Stephan Anagnostaras’s Molecular Cognition lab. Katie's primary research interests include contextual memory and dementia. Additionally, Katie also studies cognitive performance and neuroplasticity in bottlenose dolphins. She works primarily with non-human animals (mice and dolphins), and her work includes the use of behavioral paradigms and comparative techniques. Katie is also particularly interested in evolutionary neuroscience and cognitive archaeology.