Janet is a biologist/science educator and veterinary technician. She has diverse experience in veterinary medicine as an emergency and critical care technician, canine blood bank specialist, specialty coordinator (dermatology and internal medicine), and designated trainer.
Janet has worked in academia as an advisor, professor, STEM program director, and education researcher, in addition to working as a nature programs leader, zoo educator, and zookeeper. She holds a BS in Anthropology (biological/physical) and MS in Biology (conservation biology and freshwater ecology).
Hiking in Crestone, CO
She loves spending time with her husband and their two adventure-loving chihuahuas Willow and Kirby, camping and traveling. She also has a yellow-bellied slider (turtle) named Old Toby, a regal jumping spider named Bluebert, and various freshwater snails and shrimp. Fishing (mostly for trout), hiking, wildlife photography, wood burning, sketching, and learning about all things ecology-related are also major parts of her life.
Janet is very passionate about evidence-based approaches to solving problems relating to all human-animal dynamics (endangered species, zoonoses, etc.). She especially enjoys helping people feel empowered through learning about themselves and the animals with which we share our lives.