Adrienne Chitayat is a New Hampshire-based conservation biologist whose work takes her far from home to study tropical wildlife. After receiving a bachelor’s degree from Boston College, she worked in wildlife rehabilitation and education for a variety of institutions, including at the Bronx Zoo and New England Aquarium. More recently, a curiosity for the natural world drew her to field-based positions studying lions in South Africa, birds in North America, and black howler monkeys in Mexico. Currently, she is pursing a Masters of Science degree in conservation biology from Antioch University New England. Adrienne’s research focus is on chimpanzee behavior in a Rwandan forest fragment. This project has deepened Adrienne’s passion for conservation, research, and education.