Chimpanzee Communication

Andrea Rabinowitz at a research site in SenegalAndrea Rabinowitz has always been interested in understanding what animals are thinking and doing. Now she works with Dr. Jill Pruetz and Dr. Anne Bronikowski (EEOB) to explore chimpanzee communication.

Rabinowitz received her master degree in anthropology from Iowa State University. Her thesis involved the communication of bonobos, specifically those located at Age Cognition and Conservation Initiative in Des Moines, Iowa. Now she treks through 90 square kilometers of juggle in Fongoli, Senegal to observe chimpanzee communication.

Rabinowitz is a Ph.D candidate in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Interdepartmental Graduate Program.