Dr. Michelle Rodrigues is an assistant professor at Marquette in the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences teaching biological anthropology. A primatologist and biological anthropologist, her research focuses on friendship, social networks, and stress in monkeys, apes and humans and ranges from the University of Illinois all the way across the globe to El Zota Biological Field Station in Costa Rica and numerous places in between. She is a member of the IUCN Primate Specialist Group Section for Human-Primate Interactions and an advocate for the conservation of primates, hoping to decolonize primatology. 

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