Jamie Chang serves San Diego Zoo Global as a Research Assistant in Recovery Ecology. She is currently involved in breeding and reintroduction efforts for the endangered Pacific pocket mouse. Her work is centered on raising a zoo-based population at our Pocket Mouse Conservation Breeding Facility and studying their reproductive and behavioral habits in order to facilitate future reintroduction to the wild.
Jamie’s academic interests include species adaptations and how they are affected by anthropogenic changes in the environment. She is also passionate about outreach and educating the public on wildlife and conservation issues.
Jamie earned her bachelor’s degree in Physiology and Neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego, with a minor in Environmental Systems. She has also conducted previous work in marine ecology with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. In her free time, Jamie enjoys drawing, painting, and hiking.