Zoo Adventures Staff Bios

Camp Staff


Hi there!  My name is Jordan. I am really excited to be part of the overnights program!  I went to Colorado State University and graduated with a degree in Wildlife Biology. Growing up, I visited Woodland Park Zoo on a monthly basis and went to almost every kind of summer camp or event offered. This summer I worked at WPZ in the summer camp programs!  During college I worked at two wildlife rehabilitation centers and rehabilitated many different species of wildlife. My favorite types of animals are raptors, specifically owls.  I love being out at night and being able to hear them and explore the other amazing sights and sounds that nature has to offer



Zoo Adventure Overnights


My name is Dina and I have turned every job I’ve ever had into an opportunity to teach.  I love working overnights at the zoo because it gives me a chance to share my love of animals and explore the zoo during the best hours.  I've always enjoyed the sights and sounds of the zoo when it's closed, even more so when I get to share that excitement with overnight guests!  When I’m not at the zoo, I am a Montessori teacher.  I also like to garden, hang out with my two boys, knit, and embark upon completely unrealistic home remodeling projects.





I love being at the zoo at night. It’s a magical place and I would love the chance to share the nighttime zoo with you. I started at the zoo as a docent many years ago where I conquered my fear of snakes and spiders and learned so much about the natural world. I am a 4th generation Seattleite and I love learning new things I have a fat old cat who is in charge of my life and in my spare time I like to listen to books on tape while I knit.



Zoo Adventure Staff


Hi everyone! This is my first season at Woodland Park Zoo and I couldn't be more excited! Right now I'm working on getting my master's in zoology through Miami University's Global Field Program here at Woodland Park Zoo - it's a blast! My absolute favorite animal in the whole world is the koala- did you know they have fingerprints just like ours? I can't wait to go on some Zoo Adventures with all of you!



staff bio stephanie Aragon


Hey adventurers! This is my first season of overnights at Woodland Park Zoo, and I am having a blast! I 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 overnights at the zoo is that they truly are adventures. Every time I embark on an overnight, I leave the next day with a unique story to share. Join
us and see what your zoo story will be!



Zoo Adventure Staff


Hey everyone! I am Kate. I am currently pursuing my Masters of Zoology here at Woodland Park Zoo through the Advanced Inquiry Program and also spend my weekends volunteering in the zoo’s penguin unit. I have spent the last few years working and volunteering my time at multiple zoos in areas such as zoo camp, animal management, and education. I most enjoy teaching and inspiring people about animals and our natural world and couldn’t think of a better place for this than the zoo!



Zoo Adventure Staff


Shortly after moving to Seattle in 1999, I visited Woodland Park Zoo for the first time and a few months later, I was thrilled to join the staff as part of the Zoo Adventures team! It seemed to be the perfect way to put my zoology degree and experiences from camp and animal encounters as a child to good use. After all of these years, I still feel special walking around the Zoo at night and in the early morning and I love sharing that experience with others!



Zoo Adventure Staff


Hello fellow zoo lovers! Woodland Park Zoo is one of my favorite places to be, that's probably why I've been working here for over 15 years. I have a degree in zoology and psychology from the University of Washington to help me "talk" to the animals and being nocturnal by nature definitely helps with those long overnights.



Zoo Adventure Staff

Sarah - Coordinator

Hi! I am Sarah. I graduated from Western Washington University, where I studied anthropology and elementary education. I have always loved the zoo.  I started volunteering as a teenager, then worked as a camp instructor for four years and now I work at the zoo year round as a coordinator!  I love playing board games, hiking, tide-pooling, and anything purple. My favorite animals are always changing as I learn more cool facts about them. I look forward to sharing them with you as we explore the zoo!




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