Malini Suchak, Ph.D.
Undergraduate: Introduction to Animal Behavior, Animal Cognition, Animal Welfare
Graduate: The Mental Lives of Animals, Animal Welfare
My research explores social cognition in nonhuman animals and the intersection of sociality and welfare. Specifically, I am interested in better understanding how our companion animals navigate the multi-species social world that they live in. Currently, most of my work focuses on colony housed cats living in shelters. Developing a better understanding of how these cats interact with each other and the resources in their environment will help us minimize their stress during their time at the shelter.