Christopher Kai Tokita
Born & Raised in Los Angeles, CA
christopher.tokita (at) gmail.com
2016 - 2021 Princeton University
Ph.D., Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Graduate Certificate, Computational & Information Science
2016 - 2018 Princeton University
M.A., Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
2010 - 2014 Yale University
B.S., Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Distinction in the Major
2006 - 2010 Eagle Rock Jr./Sr. High School
2017 - 2018 Office of Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker
South Brunswick, NJ
Conducted policy research and wrote briefings in support of the Assemblyman's role as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Science, Innovation, & Technology.
2014 - 2016 IDA Science & Technology Policy Institute
Science Policy Fellow
Conducted quantitative policy research and analysis for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and other science-conducting Federal Agencies, including the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the National Institutes of Health.
Awards & Honors
2016 - National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Fellowship
Tokita CK, Guess AG, Tarnita CE. (In prep). How polarized social networks can emerge from organic information cascades.
Yuko U*, Kawakatsu M*, Tokita CK, Saragosti J, Chandra V, Tarnita CE*, Kronauer DJC*. (Submitted). Emergent behavioral organization in heterogeneous groups of a social insect. bioRxiv. doi:10.1101/2020.03.05.963207
Tokita CK, Tarnita CE. (2020). Social influence and biased interactions can drive emergent behavioural specialization and modular social networks across systems. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. doi:10.1098/rsif.2019.0564
Yuko U, Saragosti J, Tokita CK, Tarnita CE, Kronauer DJC. (2018). Fitness benefits and emergent division of labor at the onset of group-living. Nature. doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0422-6
Henry LP*, Tokita CK* , Misra M, Forrow AB, Rubenstein DI. (2018). Mutualistic Acacia ants exhibit reduced aggression and more frequent off-tree movement near termite mounds. Biotropica. doi:10.1111/btp.12572
Tokita CK, Doane WEJ, Zuckerman BL. (2016). Reframing participation in post-secondary STEM education with a representation metric. Bulletin of Science, Technology, and Society. doi:10.1177/0270467616645222
Tokita CK, Oliver JC, Monteiro A. (2013). A survey of eyespot sexual dimorphism across nymphalid butteries. International Journal of Evolutionary Biology. doi:10.1155/2013/926702
Clavin CT, Petropoulos ZE, Gupta N, Tokita CK. (2017). Case studies of community resilience and disaster recovery from the 2013 Boulder County floods. National Institute Standards and Technology, United States Department of Commerce. doi:10.6028/NIST.GCR.16-011
Tinkle SS, Mary JC, Snavely JE, Pomeroy-Carter CA, Tokita CK. (2016). An outcome evaluation of the National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award Program for fiscal years 2007-2009. IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute. Prepared for the National Institutes of Health.
Tinkle SS, Mary JC, Snavely JE, Pomeroy-Carter CA, Tokita CK. (2016). An evaluation of the National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award Program Finalists for fiscal years 2007-2009. IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute. Prepared for the National Institutes of Health.