Jessica, growing up in Indiana with pets ranging from a hedgehog to miniature donkeys, followed her passion of working with animals by interning at different rehabilitation centers around the world, until she landed in Wilson, Wyoming at the Teton Raptor Center. Her previous internships allowed her to work with manatees in Florida, raptors in Indiana, and seals in Ireland, enabling her to mix her two great loves; travelling and protecting wildlife. She completed her B.A. in biology at Hanover College in the spring of 2018 and frequently enjoyed hiking and hammocking on campus. She loves the rewarding spirit of working with animals going through the rehabilitation process and using animal ambassadors to enthuse the public about wildlife conservation. She originally started with TRC as a rehabilitation intern and was lucky enough to move into a full time role. She is very excited to remain a part of the Teton Raptor Center team and continue to protect wildlife and explore Jackson Hole!
Favorite Raptor: Long-eared Owl (Asio otus)