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Ashley Terry


Multiracial (African American, European American, Native American)

Current position: 

Education Program Manager (Curriculum Development)

Current facility:

Oakland Zoo

Year zoo career began:


Ashley Terry provides first-line instruction to guests and trains education staff to deliver school, scout, and overnight programming. In addition, Ashley leads groups and individual tours, designs curriculum supporting the mission of the Zoo, and presents education animals. Ashley brings a well-rounded perspective to the education department. She started her zoo career as a keeper at the Oakland Zoo in 2009 and has experience providing applied behavioral analysis therapy for k-12 students. Driven by her passion for animals and wildlife, Ashley is a certified California Naturalist through the UC California Naturalist program and a CalNat Climate Steward instructor for the Conservation Society of California. A lifelong California and Bay Area native, Ashley graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a BA in Anthropology and Concordia University, Nebraska with a Master of Education in Environmental Education and Curriculum Writing. She is currently a Doctoral student at Prescott College, Arizona, in Sustainable Education. While Ashley loves all animals, she holds a special place in her heart for bats. Swimming, hiking, watching sports, wine, and beer tasting are favorite pastimes, although there never seems to be enough free time to squeeze everything into her busy schedule.

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