As Coordinator of Bonobo Wellness and Sanctuary Hospitality at Lola ya Bonobo, Suzy Kwetuenda wears many hats. She manages all aspects of bonobo life, from nutrition to intergroup social conflict.
With more than 10 years of experience at Lola, she is also an integral part of the team that welcomes students, school groups, researchers and other sanctuary visitors and helps them learn about bonobos.
Originally from eastern Congo, Suzy moved to Kinshasa at a young age when her family was forced to flee the violence of war. When she was a child, she dreamed of being a human doctor, and as a student at Kinshasa University, she studied biology and ecology.