Julia Chase, B.S.

Research Assistant

Julia Chase serves San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance as a Research Assistant in Recovery Ecology. Based at the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center, her responsibilities encompass multiple aspects of care for endangered Hawaiian forest bird species, including behavioral and reproductive observations, diet preparation, aviary maintenance, and medical care. Julia's primary research interests surround enrichment activities and their impact on stress behaviors in captive birds.

Julia earned her bachelor's degree in Neuroscience from Wellesley College. Prior to joining the Hawaii Endangered Bird Conservation Program, Julia worked in the Yartsev Lab at University of California, Berkeley, where she contributed to research surrounding acoustic communication, vocal learning, and spatial behaviors in Egyptian fruit bats. She additionally volunteered in animal care at the Oakland Zoo with their multi-species group of education animals.