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Leadership

Veronica Vecellio - Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund Leadership

Veronica Vecellio, MSc

GORILLA PROGRAM SENIOR ADVISOR & REGIONAL PR DIRECTOR
RWANDA

Veronica has worked for the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund in Rwanda since 2005. With two decades of experience working with apes in Africa, she provides guidance in daily gorilla monitoring and leads public relations efforts for the Fossey Fund in Africa.

In her early career, Veronica worked across Africa, including the Central African Republic, Gabon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda, gaining extensive experience with many primate species.

Originally from Rome, she holds a master’s degree in nature conservation, specializing in western lowland gorillas in the Central African Republic. 

In her role at the Fossey Fund, Veronica also contributes to scientific publications, mentors staff members and helps foster organizational partnerships.