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 Erkenswick

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

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

Anjali Malik

M.B.A Strategic Management, Product Partnerships for YouTube at Google

Interests:
Science education, market research, the outdoors

Mrinalini Watsa

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

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

Shreya Kothaneth

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

Interests:
Science education, technology, wildlife rescue

Patrick Osborne

Ph.D. in Biology, Professor of Ecology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis

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

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

Matthew DeVries

Matt DeVries

Visiting Research Scientist

Maddie McNelis

Madeline McNelis

Field Program Leader

Stefan Prost

Stefan Prost

Field Course Instructor

Ben Lybarger

Benjamin Lybarger

Education/Outreach Coordinator

Sam López Clinton

Samantha López Clinton

Associate Research Scientist

Claudia Rohr

Claudia Rohr

Field Program Leader

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

Rebecca Chen

Rebecca Chen

Field Program Leader and Collaborator

KC Hill

KC Hill

Veterinary Scientist

Frances Humes

Frances Humes

Field Program Manager

Aaron Pomerantz

Aaron Pomerantz

Field Course Instructor

ishaan

Ishaan Raghunandan

Conservation Technology Engineer

Kris

Krista Banda

Visiting Research Scientist

Gene Estrada

Gene Estrada

Field Program Leader and Collaborator

Ryan Peters

Ryan Peters

Media Science Communicator

Daniel Nienhuis

Daniel Nienhuis

Field Program Leader and Collaborator

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