Lynch Emily picCHES Alumna (2016) Emily Lynch, whose dissertation research was focused on baboons, has just been hired as Associate Curator of Research at the North Carolina Zoo. In her new position, Dr. Lynch will oversee all zoo-based research as part of the Education, Science, and Conservation Department. She will be responsible for coordinating zoo animal welfare research and monitoring, as well as conducting original research at the zoo. In addition, the position includes administering the zoo's research internship program with North Carolina State University, working with undergrad and graduate students as they conduct behavioral and observational studies on the animals. Congratulations, Emily!