Erika Archibald, Ph.D.

Erika Archibald oversees the Fossey Fund’s communications efforts, including publications, electronic news, social media and publicity. She has been associated with the Fossey Fund since 2000, and previously served as public relations and marketing director for Zoo Atlanta. She has also been a professor of journalism at several University of Georgia system colleges and was formerly an editor at Atlanta magazine.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Her area of research is environmental communications. She is also active in wildlife rehabilitation, community nature preserve management, and humane shelters.

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