Becca Smith

Becca Smith

… obtained her undergraduate degree in Zoology from the University of Edinburgh and her Masters at Roehampton University. She is currently finishing her Ph.D. in Conservation Science with the University of Aberdeen, studying the ecological requirements of the Hooded-capuchin monkeys of the Atlantic Forest with Fundacion Para La Tierra in Paraguay. Becca has previously worked with captive and wild primates in Namibia, Panama, and Puerto Rico. She has presented her research at conferences in Asuncion, Washington DC, Chicago, Nairobi, and Durham. She is a National Geographic Explorer and received the Lawrence Jacobsen Education Development Award from the International Primatological Society. She is currently studying Capuchin monkeys in San Rafael National Park and the urban Howler monkeys of Pilar.