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Annie- Assistant

Hi! My name is Annie and I am currently in my junior year studying Environmental Education at Western Washington University. I am originally from Chattanooga, TN but love the northwest and am stoked to spend a summer out on the west coast! In my free time I like to play frisbee, adventure in the San Juans, and go backpacking with friends. I am excited to explore the zoo with kiddos this summer and can’t wait for the sunshine! 

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Amanda - Assistant

Hello everyone! My name is Amanda, and I’m studying environmental science at WWU. This will be my second year with Kinder Camp, and my fifth year at Woodland Park Zoo. I love camp because I love singing, making art, and showing you all the incredible animals from around the world. My favorites to visit at the zoo are the orangutans, Chinta and Melati, and I look forward to getting to see your favorite animals all summer!

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Beverly- Assistant

Hello! My name is Beverly. I am student at the University of Washington earning a double degree in Early Childhood and Family Studies & Speech and Hearing Sciences. I’ve been working with preschool children for two years and this will be my first experience as a summer camp counselor! I love being outdoors, cooking, traveling, playing sports, and doing arts and crafts. I’m really looking forward to a great summer with you all!

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Hannah - Instructor

Hey there! I’m Hannah and I’m excited to work at the zoo this summer! I graduated from WWU in Bellingham with my Bachelor of Arts in Education in Anthropology. I’ve spent most of my life in the Pacific Northwest and I love the beauty that it inhabits. In my free time I like to run, swim, kayak, bike, travel and explore! I look forward to sharing the summer with some amazing campers!

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Katie- Assistant

Hi, my name is Katie! I recently graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA with a B.S. degree in Biology. I couldn’t be more excited to combine my passion for wildlife conservation and early childhood education with the Kinder Campers. In my spare time I enjoy playing music, hiking, sailing, and kayaking. I am looking forward to sharing this summer with you while learning and building compassion for all our wildlife friends.

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Jess- Instructor

Hi everyone! My name is Jess, and I am currently a student at Western Washington University majoring in Marine Biology and minoring in Math and International Studies. Outside of school, I love hiking and exploring the Pacific NW. I have previously taught preschool and worked at other summer camps, but this will be my first time at the Woodland Park Zoo. I am very excited to spend my summer sharing my love of animals and nature with all of you!

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Olivia - Instructor

Hi, I'm Olivia! I'm so excited to be returning for my second summer at WPZ! I am a Humanities for Teaching major at Seattle U and I love exploring the world with kids. When I'm not out basking in the wonderful Seattle sunshine, I usually have my nose in a book. One of my favorite animals at WPZ is the axolotl, look it up! The zoo has adventures around every corner, so I'm looking forward to learning, exploring, and having lots of fun together this summer!

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Stephanie - Instructor

Hello campers! My name is Stephanie, I recently graduated from the UW where I explored the relationship humans have with our environment. After classes I would often find myself strolling through zoo grounds, admiring the opportunity for people in the city to appreciate and learn about wildlife and conservation. My favorite thing about the zoo is that every day brings a new adventure, new things to see, and new things to learn. I love photography, camping, hiking, and stargazing. I look forward to spending the summer with you!


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