Field Notes: Volume 2, Issue 4

Dear Friends,

When Allison Hanes was working toward her MSc in Primate Conservation, she studied disease transmission between humans and mountain gorillas in Uganda with WINGS Fellow Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, one of the leading conservationists and scientists working to save the critically endangered mountain gorillas of East Africa. Allison was also inspired and influenced by WINGS Fellow Terrie Williams, a large animal physiologist.

Now Allison is in Indonesia leading her own expedition while carrying the same WINGS flag that Terrie took on a research expedition to Antarctica 10 years ago. Allison will be assessing the relationships between humans and gibbons as well as the impact our changing world and climate have had on these relationships.

I often hear that one of the biggest obstacles to women advancing in science careers is the shortage of women in leadership positions to serve as mentors and role models. We are thrilled to share this story of the power of leadership, mentoring, and mutual support.

Yael Jekogian
Managing Director

In this issue:

  • The 2019 Women of Discovery Awardees talk mentorship and community for women in science

  • Relive the 2019 Fellows Forum by watching the videos on YouTube

  • Below the Skin with Nina Jablonski

  • Read the expedition report from Janey McGill and the Her Faces of Change team

  • Allison Hanes heads to Siberut

  • And news from Krithi Karanth, Jill Tarter, Nathalie Cabrol, Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, Diana Beresford-Kroeger, Karen Strier and Edie Widder

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