I’m a bit heartbroken to say that after 10 years I’m leaving my job at Zoo Atlanta. The Zoo has given me so many amazing experiences with animals and coworkers.
I’ve been able to do and design a lot here. From sassy red panda safety signs to a dancing french fry (I don’t know why we thought that was a good idea) to some pretty rad infographics. It’s really awesome to work somewhere where you can support conservation, research and #otterchaos. Not to mention having a baby lemur on your head during a photo shoot is priceless.
I do have a lot of guilt that I can’t still be the zoo aunt or being able to share the joys of giant tortoise snuggles with my friends. Not to mention the many times I took refuge from a bad day by acclimating baby goats or giving a Hi-C to a silverback gorilla. I hope to still illustrate all my crazy animal ideas and volunteer for a few projects, if they’ll have me.
I’m returning to my alma mater at Georgia Tech. I’m excited for new ideas, projects and a very cool environment. I hope to continue some of what I’ve built in G+ and I may even be able to sneak in a panda here and there. I may even go back to school for a masters, which is absolutely awesome and terrifying.
I know it’s indulgent, but in the next two weeks I’ll be sharing my favorite Zoo stories and I hope to get in all the animal time I can.
The tiger cub siblings often were seen holding hands. I just don’t know how I am going to deal without tiger visits! (And yes, my silly camera phone took this.)
So, go out, be awesome. Try to avoid palm oil and recycle your cell phones with us!