Catch up with Kristin as she presents a Faculty Forum on “Persistent Primates: Chimpanzees Hold Tight to Habits as Payoffs Change,” at noon today (Wed.) in the Mathers Room of Pearsons Hall.
Name: Kristin Bonnie
Occupation: Assistant professor of psychology
Hometown/residence: I grew up in suburban Chicago, and have lived in Beloit since 2007.
Pets: Two dogs: Grover, my retriever mix; and Apple, a black lab I’m raising/training for a local guide dog association.
Hobbies: running; working in the yard; travel; walking/training the dogs; reading
What are a few of your favorite things? Ice cream; brie cheese; the smell in the air after a spring rain; a wood fire
What three items go in your desert island backpack? Peanut butter; duct tape; a fully loaded Kindle
If you could be reincarnated, what person/thing would you like to be? An otter, or a gibbon
What gets you up in the morning? My alarm clock during the week, and the dogs on the weekend (at about the same time the alarm would have gone off).
What’s the number one thing on your bucket list? To go sky-diving
Most memorable life-changing moment? The collection of moments I had while studying in Kenya my junior year in college. Those four months forever changed me and my view of the world.