Name: Michele Quinn
Hometown: Port St. John, FL
Education: BS, Psychology/Zoology, University of Florida
Assignment: Lands of Change: Australia and Beyond
On the job since: 2015
Previous experience: Audubon Zoo (2013), Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo (2014–15)
Favorite animals to work with: Sydney the dingo, Victoria the dingo and Marge the island flying fox
Locally sourced: Unlike most of our keepers, who were raised in other parts of the country, Michele grew up right here in Brevard County. As a child, she was a regular visitor to the Zoo, and some of her most treasured family memories originated in the spaces where she works today. These experiences inspired Michele to pursue a career caring for animals.