Zoo InternQuest is a seven-week career exploration program for San Diego County high school juniors and seniors. Students have the unique opportunity to meet professionals working for the San Diego Zoo, Safari Park, and Institute for Conservation Research, learn about their jobs, and then blog about their experience online. Follow their adventures here on the Zoo’s website!
Hello everyone! My name is Kendall, and I am currently a high school junior. I have been interested in animals and the environment for as long as I can remember.
When I was little, my sister and I had adventures in our backyard. We would play “school,” and I was always equipped with a tiny purple notebook in one hand and a pencil in the other. I would take notes as she taught me the names of different plants and how to identify an animal by its tracks. It was through this outdoor “school” experience that I first became curious about wildlife.
As I got older, my interests expanded. I attended summer camps at the Zoo and Birch Aquarium and spent my free time learning all that I could about the environment. When I was in eighth grade, I began volunteering at the San Diego Zoo, helping to educate guests about conservation and endangered species.
My extracurricular activities include Mock Trial, Peer Tutoring, the Korean martial art of Soo Bahk Do, and choir. I love writing and reading about everything from futuristic worlds to 18th century Paris, and I enjoy volunteering in my community.
I look forward to growing and exploring different career possibilities during my Zoo InternQuest experience. I am so grateful for the opportunity to learn from Zoo experts and continue the adventure that started all those years ago in my backyard.
Fall 2017 Intern