Conservation & Science Staff Bios

Laura Franske, M.S.

  Nutrition Manager
Lincoln Park Zoo


  • M.S. – California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • B.S. – University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

About Laura Franske:

Laura joined the Animal Care team after obtaining her graduate degree working with a prominent comparative/zoo nutritionist at Cal Poly on a research project involving leopard tortoise digestion.  Before starting her graduate education, she worked as a hospital keeper at the Wildlife Conservation Society in Bronx, NY and completed two animal keeper internships at White Oak Conservation Center in Yulee, FL. Laura also spent a semester in Namibia with Round River Conservation Studies assisting with field research for Save the Rhino Trust.