A Colorado native, Amanda has been interested in animals from a young age. Growing up watching “Emergency Vets” and “The Crocodile Hunter,” Amanda fostered an appreciation for all animals: big, small, domestic, or wild. She was introduced to the world of raptors at one of the RMRP’s outreach exhibits where she met two of their educational ambassadors, an American Kestrel and a Great Horned Owl. Meeting those birds inspired her to become a volunteer with both the educational and rehabilitation raptors at the RMRP. Even while earning her degree from CSU, Amanda spent most of her free time pursuing her passions by volunteering at the RMRP. After graduation in May of 2018, Amanda was hired as a rehabilitation assistant.

 

“Birds are so different from mammals that they can sometimes be difficult to understand and appreciate. I was drawn to the RMRP because of the mystique of raptors. During my time here I have learned so much about these beautiful creatures that we share our planet with. I want to inspire others to embrace these little dinosaurs and help teach our community about how we can all coexist."

 

B.S in Biomedical Sciences, Minor in Zoology, CSU, 2018

Volunteer at RMRP since 2014, hired in 2018

Trained in handling educational raptors as well as rehabilitation care