Jane is an Ohio native who moved to California in 2014, then to Oregon in early 2020 to begin working as a zookeeper at Wildlife Safari. She has a bachelor’s degree in Zoology with a minor in Spanish and has always had a deep passion for wildlife conservation and husbandry.

She spent the majority of her time as an undergraduate traveling the world to conduct research and volunteer with a wide variety of species. Some of her most memorable experiences include working with macaws and capuchins in the Amazon rainforest, rescuing and rehabilitating Asian elephants in Thailand, and releasing baby sea turtles in Costa Rica.

Jane combines her over 10 years of animal care experience with her desire to educate and inspire the public through interactive animal programs. She enjoys attending professional development conferences, seminars and online courses so she can continue her education and stay current within her field.