Morgan Young

Morgan was born and raised in the heart of Texas. In 2015, she graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.S. in Apparel Merchandising. After a few years in retail management, she decided to switch gears and pursue her childhood dream of working with animals. After volunteering at the Birmingham Zoo, she applied to the Zoo Animal Technology program at Santa Fe College where she was able to explore working with many different taxa including primates, hoof stock, carnivores, reptiles, and, her personal favorite, birds. Her love of avian care eventually led her to discover NEI, and after visiting the Ranch she knew it was where she needed to be. Morgan joined the NEI team in the fall of 2020 as a seasonal keeper and was offered a full-time position a few months later. One of her favorite things about working for NEI is getting to learn new things every day from the amazing people and animals that she works with. And after working with these elusive beings for a few years, Morgan can confirm that birds are, in fact, real.

In her free time, you may find Morgan sipping a glass of wine on her patio while playing with
her three cats and admiring her many plants.