Once a San Diegan, Always an Animal Lover

Zoo Internquest is a seven-week career exploration program for San Diego County high school juniors and seniors. Students have the unique opportunity to meet professionals working for the San Diego Zoo, Safari Park, and Institute for Conservation Research, learn about jobs, and then blog about their experience online. Follow their adventures here on the Zoo’s website!

dawn_profileNot many things have come naturally to me, but one of the few that has has been my passion for animals and wildlife. I grew
up going to the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, so I was fairly spoiled in my exposure to wildlife and conservation. Lucky for me, I am captivated by wildlife and conservation, and as a result I have always known that I want to pursue a career revolving around animals, wildlife, zoology, and conservation. InternQuest will be an amazing opportunity for me to expand my experience and knowledge of different sciences and professions at the Zoo, Safari Park, and Institute of Conservation Research, which I am very grateful for and looking forward to!

I am currently in my last year of high school, and once I graduate, I aspire to attend the University of California, Davis to study zoology as well as wildlife and conservation biology. Other interests and hobbies of mine include comedy, travelling, and reading. Although I tend to be quite introverted, I love hanging out and having fun with friends and family.

 I am always looking for new experiences and opportunities to learn more about myself and the world I live in, so I hope that you’ll follow me along in this exciting seven-week endeavor to explore the Zoo and Safari Park!

Profile, Fall 2015