Stacie is the Supervisor of Aviculture at Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida, where she works on the front lines of conservation education in the zoological field, helping people make real and meaningful connections with animals and the environment. Stacie studied biology at Southampton College in New York, and began her career working for the New York State Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Stranding Program. In addition to her rescue and rehabilitation work, she played an integral part in obtaining several large grants to fund research on the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale. Stacie has also worked as an Environmental Consultant, and was trained to monitor and protect the nesting habitat of endangered shorebird species such as Piping Plovers and Least Terns. Stacie has also put her 15 plus years of animal training and handling experience to use outside of the zoo environment, assisting with field research for National Audubon Society’s Project Puffin, and volunteering her time with The Nature Conservancy.