Irene Pepperberg

IRENE PEPPERBERG
Ethologist, Author

Irene Pepperberg is Adjunct Associate Professor at Brandeis University and Research Associate and Lecturer at Harvard. She has studied the cognitive and communicative ability of Grey parrots for over two decades. Her book, Alex and Me, a description of life with her famous subject, became a New York Times bestseller.

She has won fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim, Harry Frank Guggenheim, and Whitehall Foundations, the Radcliffe Institute; National Science Foundation grants, and the 2000 Selby Fellowship (Australian Academy of Sciences).