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Monique Danziger was born and grew up in Bucks County, PA. After graduating from the George School she matriculated to Drew University in Madison NJ. She graduated in 2001 with a BA in English and Political Science. After graduation Monique moved to Washington, DC and gained employment in the press department of the National Environmental Trust (NET), a non-profit environmental advocacy organization. Her experience there included work on such issues as the Roadless Area Conservation Rule, New Source Review, CAFE, CITES and Endangered Species. She currently works in the Government Affairs department of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) where she tracks legislation and conducts media outreach related to WCS’ International Conservation efforts and their management of the Bronx, Prospect Park, Queens, Central Park Zoos and Coney Island Aquarium. She has always been an animal lover with an especial affinity for marine biology in general and sharks in particular. Growing up her favorite book was “The Shark: Splendid Savage of the Sea” by Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Philippe Cousteau. Her hobbies include yoga, knitting, arguing about politics and shooting pool.