Lindy Kraft-Todd, Ph.Dog.
Lindy is generally interested in treats. In the rare moments when she is distracted from treats, she is collaborating with Gordon Kraft-Todd on research that explores the puzzle of why people find pugs cute. She is exploring the hypothesis that people like pugs’ smushed faces because they remind people of babies. For the life of her, she can’t see the similarity between pugs and babies, but Gordon insists that this explanation is compelling to humans. Lindy’s pedigree is exceptional: she received her Barkelors of Arts from UC Barkeley in 2010, and her dogtorate from Ruffgers University in 2017.