… holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and a Ph.D. in Environmental Science form George Mason University. Her doctoral dissertation, “Understanding and Managing Isolation in a Fragmented Population of Golden Lion Tamarins,” elevated her research interest in the conservation of small species populations to maximize long-term population viability in both natural and cultivated surroundings. Currently the Senior Director of Collections and Conservation at Zoo Atlanta, Jennifer worked previously with and has previous experience working as the Assistant Golden Lion Tamarin Studbook Keepr for the Smithsonia’s National Zoo, and as a population biologist for the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. Jennifer is an active member of several groups dedicated to the conservation of golden lion tamarins including the IUCN’s Conservation Breeding Specialist Group and Save the Golden Lion Tamarin. She’s traveled to the Atlantic Coastal forest of Brazil outside of Rio de Janeiro to conduct field work with the Golden Lion Tamarin Association on conservation work for golden lion tamarins.