Animal Care Staff
Megan graduated from the University of Hawaii Manoa in Honolulu, HI in 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Zoology. She spent personal time volunteering at animal shelters. After completing almost four internships at the Refuge, in November 2018 she was asked to join the TCWR Animal Care Staff.
Megan’s daily duties consist of prepping/giving out controlled medications for animals in the pain management program, overseeing all animals in her assigned area in addition to the intern group currently working that section, answering radio calls for safety protocols, performing random projects like habitat building and habitat maintenance, participating in behavioral management training with specific animals a few times a week, and other random projects that pop up daily.
Per Megan: “I love the work we do to not only make a difference in the lives of the animals we care/advocate for that are victims of the exotic pet trade/cub petting, but the advocacy we provide to also encourage conservational efforts for endangered species populations as a whole and what individuals can do to make a difference. Our daily duties and direct care to the animals at TCWR is very fulfilling and gives us hope for a better world.“