Conservation Officer – Fundraising Committee
Karissa was born in Michigan and moved to San Diego eight years ago by way of Hawaii and Las Vegas. She obtained her BS in Biology and Psychology from Central Michigan University and spent the first seven years of her career as a marine mammal trainer. She currently is a senior elephant keeper at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and is in the process of finishing her Masters in Biology from Miami University of Ohio. She joins Global Conservation Force in the Fundraising and Events Committee. Some of her hobbies include snowboarding, surfing, camping and hiking with her dog.