About Me

Hello!
I am ZooGirl!

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I am 26 years old and a proud green and white graduate of Michigan State University. I earned my Bachelor’s of Science in Zoological Sciences in 2011 with concentrations in Ecology, Evolution, Organismal Biology, and my favorite area of study, Animal Behavior.

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My passion for wildlife stretches from small and creepy crawlies to enormous mega-mammals. Ask me what my favorite animal is and I may answer different depending on the day! I do, however, have a soft spot for anything avian, thanks to an amazing internship I did in my last year of school at the Bird Center of Wastenaw County in
Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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After I graduated and completed my internship, I began a Zookeeper position in Saginaw, Michigan. There, I worked with all kinds of animals: birds, reptiles, mammals, and the creepy crawly stuff too. Though, like I said, I have a hard time playing favorites, I did become attached to 6 very special African Black-Footed Penguins. If we ever get to talking about my time at this beautiful zoo, be prepared to listen to me go on about
them for hours.

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I currently reside in Philadelphia and am working at the oldest zoo in the country, the Philadephia Zoo. It is here I hope to pursue my dream of working in education in the zoo world. 

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I have a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Dexter and he is nothing short of my furry child.

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In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors and geocaching, trying out new board and card games, and scoping out the local breweries with friends. I am a die-hard sports fan for certain franchises, NCAA football being high on top. While I am obsessive over Spartan football, I also am a big Red Sox fan. Being originally from the East Coast, I am about as fanatic as it gets when it comes to my athletics.

Nov 22 2014 - MSU vs Rutgers (31)

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