Dr. Sarah C. Strand
California State University, Sacramento - Department of Psychology
University of California, Davis - California National Primate Research Center (Brain, Mind, and Behavior Unit)
UC Davis CSUS
CNPRC 6000 J Street
1 Shields Avenue OR 357D Amador
Davis, CA 95616 Sacramento, CA 95819
I grew up in a suburb outside of Minneapolis, participating in basketball, track, band, and drama. In high school, I lettered in academics, basketball, and track.
I earned my B.S. at Iowa State University in Animal Science. I conducted an undergraduate research project in which sow mothers received ibuprofen to determine whether this would alleviate post-farrowing discomfort. For this project, I collected and analyzed behavioral data.
Once I earned my M.S. degree, I transferred to the Behavioral Neuroscience program in UMASS Amherst Psychology department and entered the Ph.D. program. My Ph.D. dissertation examined the effect of early rearing experiences on the social development of juvenile rhesus monkeys. I collected and analyzed behavioral and physiological data for this study and presented the results over the course of three years at the American Society of Primatologists annual meetings.
Currently, I work at both California State University in Sacramento and the University of California in Davis.
I live in the greater Sacramento area with my boyfriend, Steve, and my dogs, Juno and Bentley. In addition to teaching and doing research, I enjoy running, triathlons, and traveling to new and exciting places!