We are thrilled to welcome Alison Grand, Ph.D., to the LCF team! Alison will join us in Myakka City as Animal Care Manger. She comes to us from Disney’s Animal Kingdom where she was a Research Fellow. At Animal Kingdom Alison conducted behavioral research projects with a variety of species. While at Disney Alison developed, implemented, and evaluated conservation programs in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Other major projects included developing and evaluating conservation education programs, gorilla behavior monitoring, and turtle cognition.
Alison holds a BA in Psychology, an MS in Neuroscience, and earned her doctorate degree in Neuroscience and Behavior from the University of Georgia. After completing her doctorate degree Alison conducted research for an NIMH grant at Emory University. She was a post doctoral Scholar at UCLA where she conducted and supervised research at the UCLA/Wake Forest University Vervet Research colony. Welcome Alison!