Alexandra (Alex) is honored to support the IWRC’s global network of wildlife rehabilitators and professionals. Alex is passionate about wildlife conservation and welfare – particularly in great apes. She has worked with critically endangered gorillas and orangutans at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, observed wild orangutans in their forest habitat in Indonesia, and cared for chimpanzees at the Save the Chimps sanctuary. In addition to direct animal care experience, she has also engaged with non-profit wildlife organizations focusing on education, outreach and development. Alex has ties to Eugene, Oregon (home to the IWRC’s office) where she earned her undergraduate degree in anthropology from the University of Oregon. She also has a Master’s degree in biological anthropology. She currently lives in Virginia.