May 24, 2017 Introduction Blog Written by Amy
Introducing our newest volunteer, Amy!
Hello! My name is Amy; I am a 26 year old Pennsylvania native, who has been working in the zoo field for the past four years! I graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. While attending school, I studied abroad for a semester in Barcelona Spain, where I was able to do my first major exploring abroad. My senior year of college I participated in a tropical ecology class that included field study for several weeks in Costa Rica. Since graduation, I have worked at several zoos across the United States learning about exotic animal husbandry and training. I was able to work with several species of primates while at the Indianapolis Zoo, including gibbons and lemurs, and at my most recent position at the Virginia Zoo, I worked with giraffes, elephants, lions, and rhinos.
The Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership project is a perfect opportunity for me to gain valuable experience in the field, promote conservation of endangered species, and immerse myself in a foreign culture. I am beyond excited to be joining such an incredible team of researchers and community members. Upon completion of the program I hope to continue traveling and promoting conservation in any way I can!