Piper Hamill, B.S.

Research Associate

Piper Hamill serves San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance as a Research Associate in Community Engagement. In this role, she instructs educational modules for the team’s ongoing Exploring Conservation Science field trip program, as well as helping facilitate the Teacher Workshops in Conservation Science program that runs each summer at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center for Conservation Research, and abroad.

Piper works alongside the team to prepare for the lab and updates the curriculum to keep the modules current to the work being done at SDZWA. She is also responsible for lab setup and assists with a wide array of other responsibilities according to the needs of the team, including managing the traveling kits for our Teacher Workshop alumni to bring conservation science into their classrooms across the nation.

Prior to joining the Community Engagement team, Piper worked at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park as a tour guide for Roar & Snore, Butterfly Jungle, and Cart Safaris. Piper earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental systems: ecology, behavior, and evolution at the University of California, San Diego. One of Piperʻs favorite parts of the job is learning new things! Keeping all the curriculum up to date with the newest research makes her a forever student.