Meet our newest volunteer, Chloe! She will be joining the Varecia variegata Monitoring Team.
“Hello! My name is Chloe, I am a 23-year-old aspiring wildlife conservationist from Westborough, Massachusetts. I graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.S. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology with a focus in Marine Biology. During my time there, I studied abroad in Tanzania and conducted research on Savannah baboons. I also worked in a lab that studied the effects of invasive zebra mussels on larval fish in the Long Island Sound.
In my spare time, I am an avid movie watcher, book reader, and animal lover. My stranger hobbies include stamp collecting as well as an extensive top hat and boater hat collection. Currently, I work at an engineering company, but I work part time at a zoo as well. The zoo encourages New Englanders to protect their indigenous species by displaying animals native to the area; our “cooler” animals are a variety of birds of prey as well as foxes and otters. I also enjoy hanging out with post grad friends, my younger sister Olivia, and my adorable Shih Tzu, Truffle. I truly cannot wait to be back in the African wilderness and helping out with such a great cause!”