Andia Jaramillo is a first year master’s student in the Behavior Analysis program. She has been training animals since age 4. Her current pets are a dog, Daisy, and two cats, Chloe and Turtle. Andia has trained Turtle to walk on a leash so that she can still enjoy the outdoors while being a mostly indoor cat.
She is interested in teaching communication behaviors to her pets and building owner-pet relationships. She also loves finding new ways to enrich the environment of house pets.
Andia hopes to use what she learns as a member of ORCA to further research in animal training and create owner-pet communication programs that will create distinct communicative behaviors that can take the place of unwanted behaviors.