Ashley J. Coventry

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Graduate Student



Tamsin German

Research Area

Developmental and Evolutionary Psychology


Ashley J Coventry earned a B.S. in Psychological and Brain Sciences and a B.A. in Communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is continuing to pursue her research interests at UCSB as a first-year PhD student working primarily with Tamsin German in the Cognition and Development Lab (CDL). Other than her research, Ashley enjoys watching Formula 1 racing and playing with her cat, Batman.


I am broadly interested in using an evolutionary perspective to examine how human romantic and sexual relationships begin, develop, and (often) end. More specifically, I am currently doing work researching human mate preferences, specifically focusing on understudied populations in mating research, such as LGBTQ+ and consensually non-monogamous populations.