Ben Lybarger has assisted with wildlife rehabilitation around the globe, from Bolivia to Vietnam, learning the challenges unique to each region, as well as the larger issues threatening biodiversity everywhere. With a smattering of degrees including Environmental Science, Psychology, and English, he has most recently began a master’s program for biology through Miami University. He has a lifelong interest in primates includes diverse questions about social organization and cognition, ecological roles, and even their representation in arts and culture. His connection to FPI began at the end of 2014 when he traveled to CICRA to learn about tropical ecology and assist with field research. Since that time he has worked to raise awareness of FPI’s mission whenever he’s not not baking cookies with cricket flour, making obnoxious noises with a guitar, or over-caffeinating himself on fair trade coffees.