The FPI Team

Meet Our People

 

We are a collection of researchers and educators with a passion for wildlife biology, tropical ecology, and conservation. 

The Board

Gideon

Gideon Erkenswick

Ph.D in Biology, Co-founder of FPI and Senior Research Scientist

Research interests:
Disease ecology, gene regulation, wildlife community ecology

Johnson-Jacob

Jacob Johnson

M.A.T. in Elementary Education, Law Student - University of Chicago

Interests:
Economics, Civil Rights Law, Early Childhood Education

Mini

Mrinalini Watsa

Ph.D in Biological Anthropology, Co-founder and Senior Research Scientist

Research interests:
Reproductive biology of primates, infant development, conservation genomics

Shreya

Shreya Kothaneth

Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering - Human Factors and Ergonomics, Senior UX Researcher at Google

Interests:
Science education, technology, wildlife rescue

Patrick

Patrick Osborne

Ph.D. in Biology


Research Interests:
Aquatic ecology, tropical ecosystems, conservation, population biology

Tim

Timothy E. Paine

B.S. in Biology, Herpetologist, San Francisco Bay Area Law Enforcement

Interests:
Reptile and amphibian form and function, ecology, conservation, wildlife education

Our Team

Effie

Efstathia Robakis

Associate Research Scientist

Rachel Voyt

Rachel Voyt

Associate Research Scientist

Stefan Prost

Stefan Prost

Field Course Instructor

Rebecca Chen

Rebecca Chen

Field Program Leader and Collaborator

Aaron Pomerantz

Aaron Pomerantz

Field Course Instructor

Ben Lybarger

Benjamin Lybarger

Education/Outreach Coordinator

Sam López Clinton

Samantha López Clinton

Associate Research Scientist

KC Hill

KC Hill

Veterinary Scientist

Alex Sacco

Alexandra Sacco

Associate Research Scientist

Alice Poirier

Alice Poirier

Associate Research Scientist

Tavi

Gustav Steinhardt

Associate Research Scientist

JenStabilesmall

Jen Stabile

Collaborator and Course Instructor

Cristian

Cristian Tirapelle

Veterinary Scientist

Daniel Nienhuis

Daniel Nienhuis

Field Program Leader and Collaborator

ishaan

Ishaan Raghunandan

Conservation Technology Engineer

Ryan Peters

Ryan Peters

Media Science Communicator

Leticia Gutiérrez

Leticia Gutiérrez

Veterinary Scientist

4.primate_trapping

Ana Priscila

Veterinary Scientist

Former Team Members

Matthew DeVries

Matt DeVries

Visiting Research Scientist

Maddie McNelis

Madeline McNelis

Field Program Leader

Claudia Rohr

Claudia Rohr

Field Program Leader

Gene Estrada

Gene Estrada

Field Program Leader and Collaborator

Frances Humes

Frances Humes

Field Program Manager

Kris

Krista Banda

Visiting Research Scientist

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