Author Kerry King recently published an article on recent grad Cassie Freund. Cassie has recently become program director of the Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program. Cassie cites Dr. Miles Silman and Dr. Ron Dimock as her most influential mentors at Wake. Cassie talks about what it is like working in the rainforest and the fascinating world of the orangutan.
From Kerry King’s article:
Cathryn “Cassie” Freund (’10) is helping save wild orangutans in Borneo as program director of the Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program (GPOCP). A native of Rochester, Minnesota, she earned her master’s degree in conservation biology from Columbia University in 2012 and has worked in Indonesia for the past three years. You can follow her work at www.saveGPorangutans.org, on her blog and on Twitter. “I would love to connect with other wildlife lovers in the Wake Forest community,” she says. “I promise to provide lots of cool orangutan photos and exciting news from Indonesia!”