Conservation & Science Staff Bios

Kaitlyn Perišin

  Research Biologist
Alexander Center for Applied Population Biology


  • B.S. – Anthropology, Indiana University Bloomington

Area of Expertise

  • Data management
  • Database maintenance

About Kaitlyn Perisin:

In 2009, Kaitlyn graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology; she also minored in animal behavior and criminal justice. After moving to Chicago in winter 2010, Kaitlyn began volunteering at Lincoln Park Zoo in her spare time. She volunteered both on zoo grounds and in the Conservation & Science Department, entering data for the Davee Center for Epidemiology and Endocrinology.

Kaitlyn found she enjoyed working in the zoo community. After several years working as an intern for the Alexander Center for Applied Population Biology and as the Studbook Analyst for the Population Management Center, she became the Research Biologist for the Alexander Center for Applied Population Biology. She is responsible for assisting with projects relevant to the management of zoo populations, managing the work associated with the Center’s existing software tools and conducting publishable original research in the conservation and management of zoo populations.