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Nikki Parker

Nikki Parker with Giraffe

… is the Graduate and Adult Programs Coordinator at Denver Zoo. Nikki completed her Professional Science Master’s in Zoo, Aquarium, and Animal Shelter Management at Colorado State University, focusing on effective curriculum development and program evaluation. She has always had a passion for wildlife biology and conservation, but fell in love with education and engagement during her undergraduate studies in Montana. Since then, she’s held several positions within Denver Zoo on the Audience Research and Evaluation, Guest Engagement, and Conservation Leadership teams. In her free time, you can find her climbing rocks, rafting rivers, drinking coffee, or relaxing and spending time with friends. Nikki is excited to advise graduate students and help them uncover their own passions and paths to becoming conservationists.