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workshops and speaking engagements

The Upside of Hanging Down: The Influence of Anatomy on Sloth Husbandry

  • October, 2022. Edinburgh, Scotland

An in-depth look at the unique morphology and husbandry of two-toed sloths. Workshop.

  • September, 2022. Dallas Zoo, Dallas, TX

  • December, 2020. Debbie Dolittles, Tacoma, WA 

  • August, 2020. Roosevelt Park Zoo, Minot ND

  • June, 2020. Highpoint Haven, Pilot Point, TX

  • January, 2020. National Zoo, Washington, D.C. 

  • August, 2019. National Zoo, Washington, D.C.

  • October, 2018. Moody Gardens Galveston, TX

  • August, 2017. American Association of Zookeepers Conference Washington, D.C. 

Developing behavior-based management strategies to improve husbandry

  • March, 2019. Pittsburgh Zoo, Pittsburgh, PA  

The benefits of recall training in a free-flight aviary. Workshop.

  • November, 2015. Columbus Zoo Columbus OH 

  • June, 2015. North Carolina Zoo Asheboro NC 

  • September, 2014. American Association of Zoo Keepers 

      Conference, Orlando, FL

  • June, 2014. National Zoo, Washington D.C.  

  • June, 2014. Philadelphia Zoo Philadelphia PA 

Using recall to increase opportunities for reproduction in free flight aviaries 

  • April, 2019. AZA mid-year Phoenix, AZ  

Women in Leadership Panel.

  • August 2017 American Association of Zoo Keepers Conference (AAZK), Washington, D.C.  

  • August 2019 AAZK Conference Indianapolis, Indiana

​Zoo Aviculture:

It’s for the birds.

6-Hour Workshop. 

  • June 2016 National Zoo Washington, DC

​Using video technology to manage avian collections.



  • November 2015 Columbus Zoo, Columbus, OH

poster presentations

Bay-headed tanager (Tangara gyrola) management


  • February, 2014. Regional Conference, Smithsonian National Zoo Regional Conference, Washington DC 

Molt sequence of the Atlantic Puffin

(Fratercula arcticula)

  • February, 2014. Regional Conference, Smithsonian National Zoo Regional, Washington DC 

Safeguarding avian young: protecting nests, eggs, and young birds in a mixed species exhibit

  • February, 2014. Regional Conference Smithsonian National Zoo Regional Washington DC 

  • September, 2013. American Association of Zookeepers Conference North Carolina Zoo Asheboro NC 

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