Conservation & Science Staff Bios
Population Management Center
- 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, and in November 2010, she took a position as a research intern for the Alexander Center for Applied Population Biology. In December 2011, she became studbook analyst for the Population Management Center.
As studbook analyst, Kaitlyn’s primary role is to serve as first contact for Association of Zoos and Aquariums conservation programs, helping studbook keepers produce clean databases and assisting program leaders during the entire population-planning process. Kaitlyn also helps distribute the Species Survival Plans® published by the Population Management Center. She looks forward to working with studbook keepers and program leaders throughout the course of planning.