I am Chris. I think of myself as an aspiring popularizer of biodiversity conservation. I currently work as a primate technician at the Duke Lemur Center, caring for some of the center’s 237 prosimian primates including lemurs, lorises and bush babies. I recently graduated from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment with a Masters in Environmental Management (MEM) in September 2011. My coursework focused on global environmental change, endangered species and biodiversity conservation. My professional life currently focuses on gaining skills and knowledge surrounding exotic animal husbandry and training and, in the recent past, on interpretation and environmental education. The marriage of my academic and professional life is bringing endangered species and the peril the environment faces to the general public through informative, fun programs – making science and wildlife conservation sexy!