Ms. Bowden is a third-year graduate student in the Cognitive Sciences program at Georgia State.
She graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and French and Francophone studies, where she completed her senior honors thesis on evolutionary social history and social facilitation through a study including 10 different animal species. Also during her undergraduate career Maisy worked at several zoos, including the St. Louis Zoo, Louisville Zoo, and Miller Park Zoo, where she conducted research and created enrichment items for captive animals.
Her current research interests includes choice behavior, especially suboptimal decision making, and animal preferences and well-being. She is currently working on her Master's thesis which is a comparative study of the paradox of choice in children, capuchin monkeys, and rhesus monkeys.