Meticulous in animal care and training, excellent at juggling multiple tasks and working under pressure. Broad industry experience includes animal handling experience with a broad range of species, training of newly rescued animals, and teaching both adults and children while in the presence of a potentially dangerous animal.
Patient with both peers and animals
Determined and reliable
09/2016 to Current
Foster/Animal Care VolunteerSocial Tees Animal Shelter – New York, NY
Fostered new arrivals from kill shelters.
Trained fosters in house-breaking, leash behavior, basic commands, and crate training.
Socialized new arrivals with both other dogs and people.
Mitigated any bad behavior (nipping, nervous peeing, separation anxiety).
06/2013 to 01/2014
Education InternCincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens – Cincinnati, OH
Taught week long classes to students aged 4-11 years old.
Facilitated live animal encounters with a breadth of species after extensive training and hands on experience with the animals.
Lead in depth zoo tours that enhanced the curriculum of the week.
Built an extensive knowledge of every animal in the zoo including their eating habits, their preferred habitats, and their behavioral patterns.
Cleaned enclosures of the various animals brought into the classroom before and after the animal encounters.
01/2010 to 01/2012
Animal Care Volunteer/Adoption ConsultantHumane Society of Dayton Ohio – Dayton, OH
Trained and socialized puppies including housetraining and ending destructive behaviors.
Captured stray animals, provided housing and care of homeless animals and coordinated adoptions.
Relieved boredom and stress of living in a shelter environment by walking, playing and tending to dogs. Recorded activity and noted any unusualy behavior or medical issues.
Helped open a new location for pet adoptions called Meowza. New location provided a boutique look to the shelter adoption experience.
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Acting w/ a Chemistry minor New York University - New York, NY
Credit towards Chemistry Minor: Intro to Veterinary MedicineCornell University - Ithaca, NY
Dissected various animals ranging from a cat to an elephant to a goat.
Learned how to perform spay and neuter procedures, animal splints, and stitches.
Mastered the basic check up methods for house pets including how to take pulse, capillary refill time and what various behaviors in a pet can tell you about their diagnosis.