Allie Sheldon

Graduate Assistant, Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Honors College

Allie Sheldon


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Languages: English



At UTSA, I serve as a graduate assistant in the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, advising students on the Fulbright Student Program and the Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad. 

I am a PhD student in the Anthropology department with a focus on ethnoprimatology. My current research looks at the interactions between howler monkeys and eco-lodges and how they influence howler monkey conservation in central Belize. Throughout my life, I have been fortunate to travel for work and school. While I was an undergraduate, I studied abroad in South Africa. After graduating from college, I taught English in Nanjing, China and worked at a chimpanzee sanctuary in the Gambia. 

Intellectual Achievement

I have studied mantled howler monkeys on Ometepe, Nicaragua, saddle-back tamarins in the Madre de Dios, Peru and gibbons at a sanctuary in southern California. Most recently, I studied white-handed gibbons in Huai Kha Kheng Wildlife Sanctuary in Thailand and black howler monkeys in Cayo, Belize, both as part of UTSA Study Abroad research programs. Most of my travel and all of my research trips have been funded through grants and awards. I look forward to helping UTSA students with national award applications. 

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