… is the Conservation Education Researcher at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Her relationship with Cleveland Metroparks Zoo began in 2000 when she was a teen volunteer. She now loves to explore ways to cultivate a passion for science, wildlife, and conservation in others. Nichole was a 2013 graduate of the Global Field Program, where she fell in love with Project Dragonfly and its guiding principles. Through the GFP, she grew as both a scholar and a global citizen and highly recommends Project Dragonfly to anyone considering a master’s program. In addition to earning her Master of Arts in Zoology through the GFP, she also holds a B.S. in Wildlife Care and Education from Unity College in Maine, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana University.