Alexandra (Alex) Reddy joined LCDS in 2020 as a sixth-grade science and math teacher. Alex came to LCDS from the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, where she was a primate keeper, mentor for great ape research and husbandry interns, and a behavioral research investigator. Alex has worked with many school groups, educating them about behavioral science, conservation, and natural history, incorporating her experience observing wild orangutans in Indonesia. She also served as a substitute teacher in Washington, DC public schools. Alex volunteers with the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance, the largest association of wildlife centers in Africa. Alex holds a Master’s degree in biological anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she was an anatomy and physiology graduate teaching instructor, and a Bachelor’s in anthropology from the University of Oregon. Alex is passionate about science, nature, and lifelong learning. She is excited to create hands-on and outdoor learning experiences for LCDS students! Her teaching philosophy is inspired by Jane Goodall´s words: “Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.”