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Staff Spotlight: Erin Ehmke

Erin Ehmke, Ph.D. Director of Research “Growing up, I knew my path would revolve around animals.  I wanted so badly to follow in the footsteps of my hero, Jane Goodall, but had no idea how to make that dream a reality.  At that time, the only careers I knew that worked with animals were zoo […]


“From a young age, I knew I wanted to work with animals when I grew up—how and what was unclear, but animals, yes. There was always a connection that wasn’t understood but always present. “When the time for attending college came, there wasn’t a hard choice for what to focus on; instead there was a […]

Staff Spotlight: Britt Keith

Curator of the DLC Colony “I started in the zoo field when I was 16, having cleaned stalls at my local horse barn since the ripe old age of seven. The famous Bronx Zoo got me hooked after I attended a summer internship that year. It was so exciting to be around all of those […]


Lead Husbandry Technician, Research Technician “To say that I have wanted to work with animals since I was little is far from an exaggeration. I knew ever since I was a girl that I wanted to be a zookeeper. Knowing this, my mom found an explorer program that I could participate in, and off to […]