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Cynthia Malone is Pacific Programs Manager at the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC). She holds a B.S. in Anthropology and Zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she completed an undergraduate honors thesis on orangutan ecology in a degraded forest in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Her work at CBC thus far has primarily focused on the “Enhancing Diversity in Conservation Science Initiative”, assisting in the development of workshops for the Student Conference on Conservation Science and also for Society of Conservation Biology conferences. This position has allowed her to find voice for a long-standing passion in creating a more diverse conservation community. In addition to her work with CBC, Cynthia is currently a Masters student in Conservation Biology at Columbia University, where she is conducting her thesis on the impacts of industrial agriculture on human-wildlife conflict in Cameroon. Her most recent work on AMNH’s “Our Global Kitchen” exhibition website has fostered a growing research interest in sustainable food systems.