National Geographic Explorer Elizabeth Lonsdorf began researching primates as an undergraduate student at Duke University. Later, while completing a Ph.D. at the Jane Goodall Institute's Center for Primate Studies at the University of Minnesota, she spent several months each year studying wild chimpanzees at Tanzania's Gombe Stream National Park. She returns annually to Gombe to maintain a research program focused on chimpanzee health and infant development. Elizabeth serves on the faculty of Franklin & Marshall College, and she is on the Board of Directors for Chimp Haven, the National Chimpanzee Sanctuary.
Biologist, Wildlife Biologist