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Misha Body

Alumni of Miami University
Highly motivated, detail-oriented, and hit-the-ground-running conservation biologist with a wide array of experiences including: mentoring, managing, and motivating staff; organizing schedules/routines for efficiency and effectiveness; progressing multi-party projects through careful planning, coordination, and follow-through; developing and delivering high-energy standardized environmental education programming and interdepartmental training with enthusiasm and clarity; providing high quality, ethical animal care; managing animal records and permits/licenses. Firm and passionate believer in the idea of teaching people about environmental issues to inspire responsible and active stewardship. Strong emphasis on open, honest communication as a basis for building trust and empathetic relationships. Currently using industry experience as well as organization & communication skills to develop and operate the Living Collections department at the California Science Center.
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Misha Body Awarded Degree from Miami University

Misha Body of Los Angeles was among more than 1,000 students from Miami University who received degrees during fall commencement exercises Friday, December 15, 2017, in Millett Hall Body graduated...

May, 03 2018 - Verified by Miami University
Conservation leader Misha Body finishing master's studies

Los Angeles, Calif., resident Misha Body has been applying the tools of science, education and conservation to become a leader in the conservation community. In mid-December 2017, Body is expected ...

December, 04 2017 - Verified by Miami University
Misha Body accepted into master's degree program through Miami University's Project Dragonfly

Los Angeles, Calif. (90066) resident Misha Body was recently accepted into the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) and will be taking classes toward a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Biology from Miami Un...

May, 11 2015 - Verified by Miami University
Misha Body was recognized for studying abroad
Studied abroad with the School for Field Studies and the Centre for Wildlife Mangement Studies in Kenya. Presented group research project to the Kuku Maasai Group Ranch members on the relationship between conservation attitudes and density of wildlife.
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Misha Body was recognized for earning a scholarship
Keck Grant for Undergraduate Research Salt marsh study comparing macroinvertebrate presence and density above and below former impoundment.
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Student Leader
Fall 2016 - Summer 2017 - Miami University
Representative of the Offices of Residential Life for on-campus housing.
Summer 2001 - Summer 2002 - Connecticut College
Women's Volleyball
Captain Setter
Connecticut College
Advisory Committee
Connecticut College
Director of Husbandry at California Science Center
- Set tone, direction, and goals for Husbandry department based on empathy, trust, and open, honest communication. - Ensure projects and goals align with institutional strategic goals and values. - Oversee animal care and veterinary program (staffing, protocols, training, species selection). - Evaluate and revise Institutional Collection Plan for sustainability, adherence to Association of Zoos & Aquariums conservation program, and exhibit goals. - Mentor, develop, coach, evaluate, and discipline staff. - Prepare and manage budgets. - Research and choose appropriate species with attention to husbandry and staffing abilities. - Manage projects for exhibit improvements and departmental assignments. - Interim co-Director of Aquatic Husbandry. Promoted from Director of Terrestrial Husbandry to Director of Husbandry in June 2016.
April 2015 - Present
Husbandry Manager at California Science Center
February 2012 - March 2015
Living Species Coordinator at California Science Center
February 2008 - October 2012
Wildlife & Program Manager/Senior Educator at The Animal Guys
March 2005 - February 2008
Wild Animal Keeper at Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation Society
September 2002 - November 2004

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