Interns 2017

Devan Castillo–Zookeeper & Environmental Education Intern

Devan Castillo

I recently graduated from SUNY ESF with a BS in Wildlife Science. I’ve worked in wildlife rehabilitation centers and zoos with a wide variety of animals ranging from baby raccoons to fully grown tigers. My favorite animals to work with are raptors—there is nothing I enjoy more than having an owl on the glove. Working with these animals has shown me how important it is to care for and protect them and the best way I know to ensure their futures in the wild is by educating the public. Outside of work, I enjoy reading and traveling. My career goal is to become a zookeeper, where I can continue to care for many different animals while educating the public about the amazing animals around them.

Emily Enoch–Environmental Education Intern

Emily Enoch

I graduated in May 2016 from Salve Regina University, nestled in the coastal town of Newport, Rhode Island. I acquired a BA in Environmental Studies, along with minors in Biology and Global Studies. I have had experience at wildlife sanctuaries and nature camps, educating the public of all ages. I have also been involved in conservation work, ranging from bird banding to game camera monitoring. I found my way to Trailside after spending a summer at Harriman State Park, educating camps through the Regional Nature Museums. I am looking forward to spending time at Trailside and sharing my passion for the environment with the general public. I hope to obtain the skills that will help me become a better environmental educator. Outside of work I enjoy reading, hiking, bird-watching and knitting.