|Currently a doctoral student at Cornell University in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.|
Yula Kapetanakos is currently a doctoral student at Cornell University in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. The bulk of her research takes place at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology Fuller Evolution Lab, and in the field. Her dissertation research focuses on Asian vulture populations in Central and Southeast Asia, particularly in Kazakhstan and in Cambodia. She has been working with wildlife in one capacity or another for the last 15 years and has selected vultures as the focus of her dissertation because of the immediate conservation concern associated with many vulture species.