Eleanor Sterling

Eleanor Sterling is the Director for the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History. Eleanor is a scientist who works with people all over the world to help find ways to conserve nature and biodiversity. She has also spent years in Madagascar studying the aye-aye, a mysterious primate that comes out only to feed at night.

Eleanor Sterling
Date of Birth: October 1960
Hometown: Davis, California
Position: Director of the American Museum of Natural History's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation
Education: B.A., Yale College; M.S., Ph.D., Yale University
Known for: studying the aye-aye, and for conservation work with scientists and educators

Image credits: main image: Eleanor Sterling; Eleanor Sterling: courtesy of AMNH.