Zoe Ward

“I was born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa, where I grew up alongside African wildlife. My love for all things animals was solidified in my adolescent years when I would go on daily game drives with my grandfather. Now I am an undergrad at the University of Minnesota, studying pre-Vet science. I am working towards a career in big-game conservation, where one day I will hopefully be able to work hands-on with wildlife.  My role within the Gomez lab is to help out in any task that needs an extra hand, things such as DNA extractions, data collection, etc. When I am away from the lab I enjoy spending my time with friends and family, traveling, and exploring the great outdoors.”