Assistant General Curator, Maryland Zoo
I started at the Zoo as a volunteer in 2001, and being hired to work with the Zoo’s animal ambassadors was the start of my career. I had some wonderful experiences with animal ambassadors, like attending NFL games with the Ravens’ mascots, and taking animals to the David Letterman show. In my current position as Assistant General Curator, my animal experiences are less public, but just as rewarding. The most recent experience that stands out for me is helping to hand raise an abandoned chimpanzee infant.
If I didn’t work as a zoo keeper, I would enjoy working as a landscape gardener.