Conservation & Science Staff Bios
Conservation & Science Coordinator
Lincoln Park Zoo
- B.S. – Biology, Eckerd College
Areas of Expertise
- Population biology
- Data management
- Animal care and husbandry
In 2009, Talia graduated from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida with a Bachelor of Science in biology, also minoring in psychology and chemistry. After a stint with the John G. Shedd Aquarium, Talia began her career at Lincoln Park Zoo in 2010 as ChimpDATA project coordinator in the Alexander Center for Applied Population Biology.
In this role, she coordinated the grant-funded ChimpDATA project, in which she worked with North American great ape sanctuaries to modernize their record-keeping processes using PopLink and modeled their populations to help them plan for the future. In this role, she became proficient working with complicated population-management software, mastered the organizational challenges of pulling together partners across the country and impressed the whole project team with her interpersonal and organizational skills.
From invertebrates to beluga whales to chimpanzees, Talia’s strong interests in animal care and behavioral research—combined with a solid background in data collection and management—have given her the tools to pursue her passion for protecting and caring for endangered species.