Bryson Voirin, Ph.D., serves as the Chief of Staff for the Deputy Director of MAPS. After attending high school in Germany, Bryson attended New College of Florida, where he studied biology and environmental studies and worked in Panama with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute studying two- and three-toed sloths. Following a Fulbright year at the University of Ulm, he joined the Max Planck Institute for his doctorial and postdoctoral studies focusing on sleep in wild animals, as well as managing a low Earth orbit tracking system based on the International Space Station. Alongside his research, Bryson has worked extensively in natural history filmmaking, hosting, producing, and managing films for Netflix, National Geographic, BBC, NHK Japan, CBC, Vice, ZDF, and others in locations around the globe. Bryson also works as a life crisis consultant, helping individuals and families navigate and overcome life’s most challenging moments. Bryson and his husband, Ryan, have been together since 2007 and enjoy traveling with their Bengal cat, Zoey.