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Jennifer Mickelberg, PhD

Senior Director of Collections and Conservation

Jennifer joined the Zoo Atlanta family from Washington, D.C., where she served as Small Population Research Biologist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute-Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics. Previous experience includes work as a Research Assistant and Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program Coordinator at Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park. Jennifer is a member of the IUCN Conservation Breeding Specialist Group, an elected member of the Golden Lion Tamarin Association, and serves on the board of Save the Golden Lion Tamarin. She also serves as the International Studbook Keeper for golden lion tamarins. Her research interests include in situ and ex situ small population biology, particularly developing management strategies to maximize long-term population viability.  

Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and a PhD in Environmental Science from George Mason University. 

She is a 2016 Quarters for Conservation Project Champion for the Golden Lion Tamarin Association. 

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