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Jackie works as a One Health research coordinator at the Lincoln Park Zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute where they focus on human-wildlife interactions and zoonotic diseases. In her role, she collaborates with multiple cultural institutions and city officials and disseminates research to the public through the use of GIS maps and infographics. In her past life, Jackie has been an emergency veterinary technician for domestic animals, a wildlife technician investigating white nose syndrome in bats, and a zookeeper at a variety of AZA institutions. Through her work with Disney’s Animal Kingdom and the Disney Conservation Fund, she was able to travel to Colombia to assist with Proyecto Titi, a program dedicated to the conservation of cotton-top tamarins. Jackie has a passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion and currently serves on AMZAP as a mentor. She is bilingual in English and Spanish, and proficient in Italian. Jackie completed her B.S. in biomedical science from the University of New Hampshire and an M.S. in Conservation Medicine from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine