Kimberly Kutina serves San Diego Zoo Global as a Senior Research Coordinator in Community Engagement. In this role, she oversees community engagement programs focused at the national and regional level, including professional development workshops for life science teachers and field trips to our Conservation Education Lab and Eddy Family Outdoor Learning Lab for southern California middle school, high school, and undergraduate science classes.
Kimberly coordinates the logistical planning, curricula development, evaluation, and delivery of our Teacher Workshops in Conservation Science and Exploring Conservation Science Field Trips. Both programs are centered on five conservation science modules that highlight the work of other teams at the Institute for Conservation Research, and delivering these modules to visiting teachers and students is one of her favorite job duties.
Kimberly earned her bachelor’s degree in Biological Anthropology from the University of California, San Diego, and is a native of San Diego. Her career with San Diego Zoo Global started in the Volunteers department as an unpaid interpretive volunteer; she was then hired as a bus tour guide at the San Diego Zoo before making her way to the Community Engagement team. She loves spending time outdoors with her miniature dachshund and is thrilled to work for an organization that fed her love for nature over countless childhood visits.