Born and raised in the great white North, Megan is yet another Canadian to make it into the NEI team and escape the snow and cold winters. Megan grew up on a small hobby farm in London, Ontario. With a passion for animals starting at a young age, she was lucky enough to care for a variety of barnyard species, and was occasionally found doing bird shows with her “eagle” (aka chicken) perched on her arm. In high school she volunteered at Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Centre, where she was surprised to discover a passion and fascination for birds. Further continuing her education, she majored in Zoology at the University of Guelph, where she joined the school’s Wildlife Club and even travelled to Vietnam to study Entomology. While still in school, Megan additionally worked for African Lion Safari, in the bird department for 3 years. Here, she found a passion for inspiring the public about environmental education and conservation through the daily shows and encounters. Megan was hired in December of 2014, and since then she has been fortunate to be a part of many NEI team’s: Orlando (Winged Encounters and UP! A great bird adventure), Chicago (Brookfield Zoo-Festival of Flight) and Indianapolis (Indianapolis Zoo- Magnificent Macaws). She cannot wait to see what the future holds for her!
In her free time Megan can be found outside going on adventures, thrifting for natural history/science based items, or taking photos and videos for social media.