Zoo Director Megan Ross' love of science supports her passion for animal welfare and conservation

By: Start TV Staff     Posted: February 5, 2020, 8:00AM

Megan Reinertsen Ross was passionate about animals and nature as a young girl, playing with her neighborhood friends in Atlanta and visiting her grandparents in New Hampshire.

She earned her B.S. in biology and psychology from James Madison University in and went on to earn an M.S. and PhD. in Psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is now the first female Zoo Director of Chicago's renowned Lincoln Park Zoo, where she oversees both operations and programs while continuing research related to her interests in animal welfare and applied animal behavior.

Watch Megan talk about how her childhood inspired her career choice

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