I'm the Director of the Lemur Conservation Network. I've been promoting lemur conservation in Madagascar and around the world since 2014.

In collaboration with Drs. Kim Reuter, Christoph Schwitzer, Jonah Ratsimbazafy, and Steig Johnson, I was integral to launching the Lemur Conservation Network and growing our online presence. 

LCN began as a project of the Primate Specialist Group of the IUCN Species Survival Commission in response to the 2013 lemur action plan. We became an independent non-profit organization in 2021. Our website and social media promote over 60 organizations working to save lemurs from extinction. We also create resources for our member organizations, facilitate collaboration, coordinate fundraising activities, provide connections for volunteers and donors, help zoos educate the public about lemurs, and promote the annual World Lemur Festival and World Lemur Day.

I served as Digital Communications Manager from 2015 to 2023 and now serve as LCN's Director. While we pay our staff in Madagascar and consultants, the Director role is is a part time volunteer position for me.

To further this passion, I acheived a Masters in Conservation Biology in Miami University's Project Dragonfly program in 2022. I studied field methods and conducted conservation research while traveling the world. I have also completed certificates in Behavior Change for Sustainability from the University of California, San Diego and in Project Management for Wildlife Conservation from WildTeam UK

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My first trip to Madagascar in 2012 inspired me to use my professional skills to protect the island's biodiversity. Two years later, I published a literature review on education in Madagascar and launched the Lemur Conservation Network to promote the conservation organizations working to save it.

My Conservation Work

Launching the Lemur Conservation Network

Building a network of 50+ organizations for fundraising, outreach, and collaboration

World Lemur Day and World Lemur Festival

Promoting worldwide participation in the World Lemur Festival since 2015

Design for Conservation

Logos, social media graphics, websites, and print materials for conservation projects

Travel and Writing

Visiting conservation programs and writing about their work for blog and social media