With a recommendation from Professor of Biology Candy DeBerry, Ph.D., Weston pursued a position as a wildlife ecology apprentice with The Wilds, a conservation center associated with Jack Hanna’s Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
“So many people ask me questions about the animals that are kept here because of my uniform. It’s really cool how interested people are in the exotic animals here. All of the science courses I have taken so far have given me more laboratory experience than some of my fellow interns. I also believe that my Magellan to Costa Rica last summer helped me get my internship. My boss also happened to be in Costa Rica, and we found we had a mutual connection to an expert working there,” Weston said.