Zoo InternQuest is a seven-week career exploration program for San Diego County high school juniors and seniors. Students have the unique oppurtunity 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 experiences online. Follow their adventures here!
Bonjour! My name is Madison, and I am happy to be part of the InternQuest program. I’ve been in love with animals for as long as I remember. I even did a report in sixth grade acting as if I was an animal trainer for Sea World. I also take great interest in science and reading. Most days you can find me reading or tutoring other students in chemistry.
I truly hope to pursue a career in zoology. I believe the amazing experiences I will encounter, coupled with my work at the Living Coast Discovery Center (previously the Chula Vista Nature Center), will help reassure me of that path. I have already had the gratification of feeding wonderful sea life and cleaning tons of tanks. As much fun as that is, I cannot wait for the chance to see what it is like to actually study and learn about other animals.
Outside my volunteer projects, I am an avid member of my high school marching band. I play the saxophone, as well as oboe in concert season. Aside from just playing music, I manage the band’s uniforms and help the other band officers lead. The band has opened me up to new experiences and definitely pushed me to be less withdrawn among others; skills I hope to use to my advantage. Well I cannot wait to start my adventure at the zoo and I cannot wait to share it with you all!