Kristyn Vitale Shreve, M.En. , PhD Candidate
Kristyn Vitale is a PhD Candidate and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow at Oregon State University. She is a graduate of Kent State University, earning both a B.S. in Zoology and a B.A. in Social Geography. She received a Master’s in Environmental Science from Miami University where her thesis examined social behaviors between free-roaming colony cats. She has worked with cats for over 10 years in a variety of contexts including as a Trap Neuter Release volunteer, shelter worker and adoption counselor, cat trainer, and researcher studying cat behavior.
She currently conducts research in the Oregon State University Human-Animal Interaction Lab where she studies cat social cognition and leads kitten training classes. Her research in the OSU HAI Lab has been internationally featured in media outlets such as The Washington Post, Scientific American, Time, The New York Times, The Times of London, W Radio Columbia, and Frankfurter Allgemeine (Germany). She recently served as a Visiting Research Fellow at Kyoto University in Japan where she conducted cross-cultural research into the cat-human bond.
All photography belongs to Kristyn (unless noted) and was taken throughout her time working with and researching cats.
Contact: Kristyn Vitale, firstname.lastname@example.org
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