Associate Director, Chimpanzee & Human Communication Institute
Bonnie Hendrickson has experience in several fields suited to the successful operation of the CHCI. In her earlier years Bonnie worked in marketing, graphic design, meeting planning and fundraising. A CWU alum, Bonnie graduated with a MS in Experimental Psychology in 1999. She then worked as a zookeeper caring for chimpanzees and other animals at the Dallas Zoo for 5 years.
In 2004 she accepted a position as Education and Marketing Director for a local REALTOR association in Iowa. While there she built a widely respected education center, created and implemented educational programs, developed community relationships and organized fundraising events to benefit local causes. She also sat on the board of the Friends of the Animal Center Foundation and raised funds to support the services of the local shelter.
Chimpanzee & Human Communication Institute
Central Washington University
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7573