Anahita Verahrami

Research Assistant
Ana Verahrami at Dzanga Bai, Central African Republic (CAR)

I completed my undergrad degree at Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in 2017, where I majored in the Interdisciplinary Studies of Biology, Ecology, and Anthropology. During my senior year, I began volunteering with the Elephant Listening Project (ELP) and subsequently discovered my interest in utilizing acoustic monitoring as a conservation tool. Since graduating from Cornell, I have begun working with ELP as a research assistant and have been able to work closely with ELP’s post-doctoral associate, Daniela Hedwig, on several projects that aim to investigate the function of forest elephant vocalizations. I am currently exploring how forest elephant visitation and behavior has been affected by increasing human pressure along the Gabon-Congo border. Beginning this March, I will be continuing my work with ELP at Dzanga bai in the Central African Republic. Under this project, I will be collecting data on Dzanga’s elephants and helping to train a new observation team.

Year Hired: 2017

Contact Information

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

153A Sapsucker Woods Road

Ithaca, NY 14850, USA.

Phone: +1.607.254.2136


Degrees: B.S., Interdisciplinary Studies, Cornell University, 2017

Organizations: Sigma Alpha, FEZANA United Nations NGO Committee