Amanda Hackett started at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo in 2012 when she began as a part-time employee for Special Animal Exhibits. In July 2014, she became a full-time employee for the ornithology department. Amanda studied at Kean University and graduated with a BA in Biology. She is currently continuing her education in Hunter College’s Animal Behavior and Conservation Certificate Program. Her interest for animals started at a very young age, and she is happy to be doing what she loves – caring for the wildlife.