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Advanced Inquiry Program

Chicago Zoological Society - Brookfield Zoo

Agnes Kovacs

Agnes Kovacs

… is the Senior Manager of Graduate Programs and Partnerships at the Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo. She began there in 2007. In this capacity, Agnes oversees Connections classes for school groups, teacher workshops and graduate

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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Mollie O’Neil

Mollie O’Neil

… earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Cincinnati and worked in Project Management for a global Clinical Research Organization until she realized her lifelong passion for nature and nature education

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Kenneth Willman

Kenneth Willman

… spent 31 years in Research & Development as a scientist and manager at Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, and upon his retirement in 2012 immediately entered the Advanced Inquiry Program as a student. After

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Jerran Orwig

Jerran Orwig

… is the Advanced Inquiry Program Manager in the Education Department at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in Cincinnati, Ohio. She oversees the graduate program at the Zoo and supports AIP students as they

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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Katie Corr

Katie Corr

…is all about Project Dragonfly. Aside from completing her own M.A. in Zoology through the GFP, she also coordinates and leads Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s branch of Dragonfly’s Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP). She loves helping students

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Vicki Searles

Vicki Searles

… is the Curator of Education at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, where she also serves as a member of the exhibit design team responsible for including scientific and cultural information in state-of-the-art multi-species naturalistic exhibits.

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Christine Korhnak

Christine Korhnak

…is an Education Manager at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, where she creates new educational opportunities for a wide range of audiences and works with a stellar team to present existing programs ranging from school field

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Rebecca Eagle-Malone

Rebecca Eagle-Malone

… is the biomimicry fellow at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. She facilitates and co-facilitates the Advanced Inquiry (AIP) courses on-site while simultaneously working on her doctorate in Integrated Biosciences at The University of Akron. Her research

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Denver Zoo

Molly Maloy

Molly Maloy

… is the Teacher Professional Development Coordinator at the Denver Zoo as well as Co-lead on the Zoo’s Botswana Conservation Education project. Molly has a master’s degree in Environmental Education and always knew zoo education

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Nikki Parker

Nikki Parker

… 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

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Stephanie Stowell

Stephanie Stowell

…is a conservation education consultant and with more than fifteen years of experience working with formal and non-formal educators. Stephanie worked for the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) for nine years overseeing their national Schoolyard Habitats

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Missouri Botanical Garden

Bob Coulter

Bob Coulter

…is the director of the Litzsinger Road Ecology Center, a field site managed by the Missouri Botanical Garden (and home base for the AIP program in St. Louis). After 12 years as an elementary grade

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Susan Baron

Susan Baron

… is the Adult Programs Coordinator at the Litzsinger Road Ecology Center, a division of the Missouri Botanical Garden. While earning her master’s in environmental studies (concentration in environmental education) at Antioch University New England,

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San Diego Zoo Global

Mackenzie Borau

Mackenzie Borau

… is the Associate Director of Community Engagement at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research and the Graduate Advisor and Manager for the AIP. She earned a B.S. in Biology from Trinity University

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Maggie Reinbold

Maggie Reinbold

… is the founding member of the Community Engagement team at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research and serves as its director, where she oversees and supports the work of both the in-house

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Kirstie Ruppert

Kirstie Ruppert

… is a Senior Research Coordinator on the Community Engagement team at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. She conducts social research to understand the human dimensions of conservation issues and to evaluate

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Rhiannon Schultz

Rhiannon Schultz

… is a Research Coordinator on the Community Engagement team at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research working as a Course Facilitator and Coordinator for the AIP.  She earned her B.A. in Biological

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Jenny Glikman

Jenny Glikman

… is the Associate Director of Community Engagement at San Diego Zoo Global. As a social scientist, she establishes and oversees the social aspects of community-based conservation programs focused on human-wildlife interaction and conservation education

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Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo

Kathryn Atkins

Kathryn Atkins

… is a Coordinator of Professional Development for Educators at the Wildlife Conservation Society. Kathryn has a BA in Biology from the University of Mississippi, an MS in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development and a

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Dave Johnston

Dave Johnston

… is the Manager of Professional Development for the Wildlife Conservation Society. In his current role, he is responsible for supervising a team of Professional Development Coordinators and running all aspects of teacher and graduate

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Gautam Surya

Gautam Surya

… has been passionate about wildlife and conservation since he was a child. He completed a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and biology at Tufts University in 2011, and he subsequently earned a Ph.D. in the

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Woodland Park Zoo

Katie Remine

Katie Remine

… works as the Youth & Adult Engagement Manager in the Learning and Innovation Department at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, where she provides professional development for formal and informal educators; manages youth programming (school

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Ryan Driscoll

Ryan Driscoll

… is a lead learning facilitator at Woodland Park Zoo where he works at the intersection of formal and informal education. He earned his bachelor’s degree in ecology, evolution and animal behavior from the University

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