Sebastián Michel-Mata

University Administrative Fellow

Sebastián is a Ph.D. candidate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, interested in the evolution of culture in humans and other animals. Through mathematical models, he studies how socially transmitted behaviors can benefit populations and how groups generate and maintain cultural practices. 
During his graduate studies, he researched elephants' "peeling bark" behavior at the Mpala Research Centre. Now, he is joining as a University Administrative Fellow to collaborate with Mpala. Before coming to Princeton, he was formed as a social anthropologist and applied mathematician in Mexico. Sebastián loves to travel and learn from the natural and cultural diversity of the world.