My field research has taken me to Central America, the Caribbean, and eight African countries. After observing African monkeys in a diverse range of habitats I became fascinated by their widespread presence and behavioural flexibility around the complex relationships primates and people have with one another. I am committed to partnering with local communities and leaders to support their priorities in preserving African biodiversity.
Being able to work in different parts of Africa has been eye-opening for me in learning more about the human activities and land use that most affect primates. Where I currently work in West Africa, deforestation is a major threat to primate conservation and human communities.