Christy Ihlo just completed her first year as an MEM in the Ecosystem Science and Conservation Concentration. She received a B.S. in biology with a minor in marine biology from the University of Tampa in 2001. While an undergraduate, she interned for Lowry Park Zoo in their primate department and was awarded a fellowship with Toledo Zoo’s Karner Blue Butterfly Project. In 2006, she joined the husbandry team at the Georgia Aquarium and spent five years gaining experience with aquatic animal care. Christy became increasingly interested in biodiversity conservation and decided to expand her education at the Nicholas School to gain the practical skills needed as a conservation practitioner. At Duke, she is a member of the Big Cats Initiative Intern team and serves on the board of the Duke Conservation Society.
Christy is interested in global biodiversity conservation and would like to work on an international level applying practical solutions to conservation challenges.
So by now you’re probably wondering “Hey Christy – whatever happened with the bushbabies?” Well let me fill you in. I continued to stakeout the bushbabies for a couple more days. I ultimately realized they wereContinue reading
I awoke in the hours before the pre-dawn hours when even the crickets have gone to bed. The day’s plan – a trip into Tarangire National Park! We piled all the days necessities into “OldContinue reading
I awoke to a cool and cloudy morning, quickly breakfasted, and then joined Paulo for a ride to the village of Emboret. Today’s task – take photographs and video of a new living wall beingContinue reading
It was late afternoon, the air warm and the sun bright. We climbed into the faithful truck “Old Sally” and wound our way through the steppe towards Lorkimon, a mountain with gorgeous sunset views. AlongContinue reading
“Not amused.” This was the first thing that came to mind when I awoke to feel the skin on my forehead stretching uncomfortably in the middle of the night. Great. The mosquito bite I gotContinue reading
Well it’s been three weeks and our internet access has finally been restored. It took a trip into town by Buddy and then the re-purchasing of data allowance to make it happen but we areContinue reading