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Laura Darby is a Primatologist and fervent conservationist. She lives in Nairobi with her husband Adam where she works to protect great apes from within the United Nations System.
Laura grew up in New York City and was educated at Columbia University. After cataloging human skulls and running PCRs at the American Museum of Natural History, Laura traded New York's concrete jungle for the real thing starting in 2002.

Laura has lived in Uganda, Kenya and across the Democratic Republic of Congo, treading the line between bravery and stupidity, while researching disease transmission between chimpanzees and artisanal gold and diamond miners. When not caring for orphaned chimpanzees, Laura cares for her beloved cats Radagast, Gandalf and Ginny Weasley and of course, her husband Adam