I am a wildlife biologist and eco-epidemiologist with extensive experience in the DR Congo, performing mammal inventories and eco-epidemiological research over a span of 15 years. After completing a Ph.D. in biology, I spent two sabbatical years on a backpacking tour of Europe, Africa, and Chile. In 2010, I joined an expedition in Madagascar’s Makay mountain as well as the Boyekoli Ebale Congo expedition organized by a consortium of academic institutions and museums and traveleld on boats and land along the Congo River exploring the forest and documenting the mammalian diversity. Based in the DR Congo, in 2015, I returned to the Blue Mountains site where I started working on a scientifically undocumented community of chimpanzees along the Lake Albert RIft escarpment.. I started using camera traps to document the biodiversity of the small forest and understand how fragmentation affects mammal communities , chimpanzee behavior, and leads to the emergence of new pathogenic landscapes. With a friend we filmed the documentary "Mbudha: In the Chimpanzees’ Footsteps", which acts as an educational tool illustrating the role of primates and local communities in conservation. With the support of National Geographic, I continue to document the chimpanzees and biodiversity of the Djugu territory.