Chrissy SepulvedaAssociate Faculty
Phone: (714) 750-1019
I am a biocultural anthropologist specializing in evolutionary biology and primatology. I earned my Master of Arts degree in Anthropology at California State University, Fullerton. The major focus of my graduate level research was behavioral ecology of nonhuman primates, more specifically, behavioral and physiological adaptations in relation to social environment. I also study human primates, and am particularly interested in ethnomusicology and grassroots music communities. I am currently working on my PhD at the University of Auckland in New Zealand and will continue to teach classes at Saddleback College and Cypress College while I work on my doctoral thesis. I will be on sabbatical working in New Zealand for Spring 2014, Fall 2015, and Fall 2016 semesters. I am an outreach educator and volunteer coordinator at the Gibbon Conservation Center in Santa Clarita, California. My husband Mark and I are Onshore Volunteers for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. My volunteer work and activism focus on animal welfare, primate conservation, ocean conservation, and wildlife/habitat conservation. I am a member of an international grassroots music community based in the U.S., and I coordinate a branch of over 1,000 worldwide members via social networking. Courses I currently teach: Biological Anthropology, Biological Anthropology Lab, Cultural Anthropology, Primate Behavior / The World of Primates, Introduction to Archaeology, and Independent Study in Anthropology.