Interpretive Animal Collection Intern at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
I interned full-time for the interpretive department, working in the education center to take care of multiple species of reptiles, birds, and small mammals. I spent my time performing various animal welfare tasks such as cleaning, preparing diets, and providing enrichment for the animals. I also attended intern lectures weekly on topics such as resume and cover letter building, climate change conversations, and providing enrichment to our animals. I had the opportunity to utilize the San Diego Zoo Global courses during my internship, taking courses such as Interpretation Basics I-III, Enrichment, Nutrition, and Record Keeping.
January 2018 - Present
Associate/Keyholder at Petvalu
I perform general animal welfare tasks to care for the animals present in the store. I utilize customer service skills to help customers provide the best care to their pets informing them on general animal care, animal nutrition, and best exercise practices. I also ring customers out on a POS system and aid in restocking the store.
January 2016 - Present