This week’s featured speaker is Kristyn Vitale Shreve, MEn, who will be talking about how a better understanding of cat behavior can enhance the human-feline bond.

Kristyn is a National Science Foundation Research Fellow currently pursuing a Ph.D in Animal Sciences at Oregon State University. 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, cat trainer, and researcher studying cat behavior.

She currently conducts research in the Oregon State University Human-Animal Interaction Lab where she examines cat social cognition and leads kitten training classes. We’re excited to have her at IAABC 2017!