CJ Greco (they/them)
CJ Greco graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology in December 2018 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Humanities and a minor in Social Science, and are currently working on a Master's of Arts in Biology at Miami University. Their start in the field of informal conservation education was in 2012 as a Junior Zookeeper at Cosley Zoo and then as a member of the Youth Volunteer Corps with the Chicago Zoological Society at Brookfield Zoo. CJ went on to work as a Community Programs Assistant with the Chicago Zoological Society, supervising the King Conservation Science Scholars Program and facilitating community outreach engagement events. CJ also returned to Cosley Zoo as an Education Intern and received their Certified Interpretive Guide Training from the National Association for Interpretation in 2016. CJ has worked for multiple informal education and non-profit organizations, working with conservation organizations all over the world, and spending nearly two months backpacking and volunteering all over Australia. CJ currently works as the Learning Exploration Coordinator at Lincoln Park Zoo. When they’re not working, CJ enjoys writing poetry and short fiction, hiking and discovering new places with friends, and working on their standup comedy.
"The mission of the Birdy Bunch Podcast is to inspire an inclusive community for conservation by using education to promote fascination."