Samantha Young

Blogger Profile: Samantha Young

Samantha Young is a research technician in the Conservation Education Division of the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. Samantha earned a bachelor of arts in biological anthropology from the University of California, San Diego, and then went on to complete her masters of science in evolutionary biology at San Diego State University, where she studied the evolution of baleen whales. Her background in and passion for studying wildlife and working with people has been applied throughout a wide variety of scientific experiences and over 14 years of teaching. This ultimately culminated in landing her dream job with the Conservation Education Division. Samantha spends her time working with students, teachers, and community members in southern California and Peru, teaching about conservation biology and the latest research by the Institute.
Assignment: Peru and Its Bears

Assignment: Peru and Its Bears

Learning that I was going to Peru in less than one month meant getting down to business. First things first: learn that the San Diego Zoo has a project studying Andean bears in northern Peru. Check.   read more