Born and raised in Utah, Luisa grew up with the vast expanse of public lands as her backyard. From the redrocks of southern Utah to the mountains of Park City, she not only developed a strong passion for protected lands, but the wildlife that call them home. Between owning pets and working at the local Veterinarian clinic through High School, Luisa expanded her knowledge of working with animals and solidified her determination and passion to do so. With a BA degree in Organismal Biology from Pitzer College, Luisa began her pursuit of wildlife studies at a depth of 100 feet studying Bull Shark behavior and anthropologic studies of leporid cranial morphology and function with Dr. Brian Kraatz. In the Summer of 2019 Luisa moved back to Jackson to take up a rehabilitation internship with the Teton Raptor Center and never left! Luisa is thrilled to further her knowledge and learning of the Raptors in the Greater Yellowstone region as she takes on a full-time role on the Rehab Team!
Favorite Raptor Species: Great Horned Owl