Sherrie Alexander is an anthropologist and researcher at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and received her MA in anthropology from the University of Alabama. She was a wildlife rehabilitator for over ten years, sparking a life-long interest in human-wildlife interactions and undergraduate training in Middle Eastern zooarchaeology. Her graduate work shifted to ethnoprimatology with focus on human-macaque interactions and community conservation in northern Morocco. She has also conducted ethnographic research on Muslim foodways and perceptions of animal welfare in Islam. Additional graduate coursework in medical anthropology and peace and conflict studies led to her interest in conservation ethics and human rights. She is currently a Lecturer of anthropology at UAB and recently completed her DEI Certificate with the UAB Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Sherrie is the volunteer U.S. representative for Barbary Macaque Awareness and Conservation and a member of Sigma Xi, scientific research honor society.