Tara Stoinski, Ph.D.

President & CEO/Chief Scientific Officer

Atlanta, GA

Tara Stoinski, PhD, serves as President and CEO and Chief Scientific Officer for the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.  Prior to taking on the CEO role in 2014, she worked with the Fossey Fund for 13 years in a scientific capacity.  Tara has studied gorillas for more than two decades and is the author of over 90 scientific publications and books.  Her work has been featured in numerous press outlets, including National Geographic Magazine, CNN, and NPR.  She holds degrees from Tufts University, University of Oxford and the Georgia Institute of Technology and is an adjunct professor at Emory University and Georgia Tech.  Dr. Stoinski also serves in a number of leadership positions within the conservation and primate communities, including as an executive committee member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s Section on Great Apes.