I am interested in behavioral development in complex social environments. Belonging to a group is not a passive state. In groups, individuals must navigate a diverse range of interactions and relationships across an often changing social environment. Differences in the quality, content, and frequency of interactions will shape the success of an individual in the group and the organization of the group itself. My research explores this interplay between the emergence of individual differences in behavior and the surrounding social organization. This requires an integrative approach that spans across multiple levels: from the stability and flexibility of flock-level social networks, to how individual differences in social interaction patterns predict reproduction, to exploring how changes in gene expression in the brain shape vocal learning and integration into social networks.