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  • Friends of Bonobos

Two Join Board of Directors

Please join us in giving a warm welcome to two new members on our Board of Directors at Friends of Bonobos-US: Aleah Bowie and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong!

Aleah Bowie, Ph.D. is an evolutionary anthropologist at the Duke University Center for Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine. Her work focuses on preventing biodiversity loss by examining ways to prevent infectious disease transmission between humans and African great apes. She has also made great contributions to the field of conservation psychology through research at Lola ya Bonobo sanctuary and Zoo Atlanta. Her research at our sanctuary revealed the strength and effectiveness of our educational programming, and she fell in love with bonobos in the process!


Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Ph.D. is a professor in the departments of philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience, at Duke University, as well as Duke Law School and the Kenan Institute for Ethics. He has served as board co-chair of the American Philosophical Association. His current work is focused on political polarization, moral artificial intelligence, free will and moral responsibility, as well as other topics in moral psychology.


His experience with primates began when he was a teenager mowing the grass on "monkey island" at the Memphis Zoo. He loves lemurs as well as bonobos.


We're grateful to Walter and Aleah for sharing their expertise as the newest members of our Board of Directors!