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Meaghan McCarthy is an Animal Care Specialist at Disney’s Animal Kingdom where she works with a diverse collection of imperiled species, educates and inspires conservation action with guests, and participates in the Disney Conservation Fund grant review process. Meaghan became involved in conservation early in her career volunteering with organizations such as Grevy’s Zebra Trust. She has coded community member surveys, wildlife photos, and participated in the Great Grevy’s Rally in Kenya, a citizen science event to generate updated population counts of Grevy’s zebra. These unique experiences inspired her to make a greater impact in conservation and community engagement through her role at Disney and beyond. Prior to becoming involved in animal care and conservation, Meaghan completed a bachelor’s degree at the University of New Hampshire in Animal Science.