University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Biological Sciences
845 W. Taylor Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Ph.D. Program, University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Biological Sciences
Fall 2014 – Present
Ecology and Evolution, Advisor: Joel Brown
M.S. Alaska Pacific University; Environmental Science, Summer 2014
Behavior and Benthic Ecology Lab, Advisor: David Scheel
M.S. Thesis: Giant Pacific Octopus’s perception of fear while foraging, and necessity of enrichment in captivity
B.S. University of Illinois at Chicago; Biological Sciences Major, Spring 2012
Dean’s List, Fall 2011
Distinction in Biological Sciences
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Alaska Pacific University:
- Fall 2012: Aquarium Biology
- Spring 2013: Invertebrate Zoology
- Fall 2013: Marine Fieldwork
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois at Chicago
- Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016: Comparative Anatomy
- Spring 2015, Spring 2016: Animal Behavior
- Summer 2015: Animal Behavior Lab
Zookeeper Internship: Brookfield Zoo
Research Project: What Kind of Browse do captive Hyraxes prefer?
-Provided animal care to medium sized felines, reptiles, birds, rodents, and foxes.
Aquarium Manager: Alaska Pacific University
Summer 2013- Fall 2013
- Coordinate technicians, order supplies, helped with animal care when necessary
- Helped collect data on foraging behavior of coral reef fishes in Kaneohe, Hawaii
GUD, the Bad and the Ugly: A review of giving-up density technique, In preparation.
Chancellor, Stephanie. Joel Brown. David Scheel. “Fear Perception and Foraging Habitat Selection of the Giant Pacific Octopus, Enteroctopus Dofleini, In Prince William Sound, AK. Alaska Marine Science Symposium 2014, Anchorage, AK.
Chancellor, Stephanie. Joel Brown. David Scheel. “Foraging Patch Use to Measure Giving-up Densities of the Giant Pacific Octopus, (Enteroctopus dofleini), in Prince William Sound, Alaska” International Ethology Conference 2015, Cairns, Australia.
- Studied a semester in ArcGIS and Remote Sensing, Spring 2013 and Fall 2013 respectively.
- PADI Open Water and Advanced Open Water Diver Certified with a Dry Suit specialty
- American Academy of Underwater Sciences Certification