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

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Mrinalini Watsa
Co-Founder, Senior Scientist

Ph.D in Biological Anthropology

Research Interests:
Reproductive Biology of Primates, Infant Development, Conservation Genomics

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Jacob Johnson
Treasurer

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

Interests:
Economics, Civil Rights Law, Early Childhood Education

Tim

Timothy E. Paine
President

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

Interests:
Reptile and Amphibian Form and Function, Ecology, Conservation, Wildlife Education

Patrick

Patrick Osborne

Ph.D. in Biology

Research Interests:
Aquatic Ecology, Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation, Population Biology

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Rhea Mac
Secretary

Master's in Public Policy - University of Southern California & M.A. in Anthropology - California State University

Interests:
Environmental & Social Conservation & Sustainability, Public Policy,

Effie

Efstathia Robakis

Ph.D. in Biology

Research Interests:
Primate Behavior & Communication

Our Team

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Gideon Erkenswick

Executive Director

Tavi

Gustav Steinhardt

Associate Research Scientist

Sam López Clinton

Samantha López Clinton

Associate Research Scientist

Alice Poirier

Alice Poirier

Associate Research Scientist

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Ishaan Raghunandan

Conservation Tech Engineer

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Aaron Erkenswick

Software Developer

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Ana Priscila

Veterinary Scientist

Stefan Prost

Stefan Prost

Field Course Instructor

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Clara Dell

Communication Assistant

Cristian

Cristian Tirapelle

Veterinary Scientist

Rachel Voyt

Rachel Voyt

Research Collaborator

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Jane Le

Administrative Coordinator

Former Team Members

Aaron Pomerantz

Aaron Pomerantz

Field Course Instructor

Claudia Rohr

Claudia Rohr

Field Program Leader

Gene Estrada

Gene Estrada

Program Leader/Collaborator

Kris

Krista Banda

Visiting Research Scientist

Rebecca Chen

Rebecca Chen

Program Leader/Collaborator

Alex Sacco

Alexandra Sacco

Associate Research Scientist

Daniel Nienhuis

Daniel Nienhuis

Program Leader/Collaborator

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Jen Stabile

Collaborator and Instructor

Leticia Gutiérrez

Leticia Gutiérrez

Veterinary Scientist

Ryan Peters

Ryan Peters

Media Science Communicator

Anjali

Anjali Malik

Former Board Member

Effie

Efstathia Robakis

Associate Research Scientist

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Kathleen Apakupakul

Volunteer

Maddie McNelis

Madeline McNelis

Field Program Leader

Shreya

Shreya Kothaneth

Board Member

Ben Lybarger

Benjamin Lybarger

Outreach Coordinator

Frances Humes

Frances Humes

Field Program Manager

KC Hill

KC Hill

Veterinary Scientist

Matthew DeVries

Matt DeVries

Visiting Research Scientist

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Kate Molton

Field Program Coordinator