Rhiannon Schultz, M.A.

Research Coordinator

Rhiannon Schultz serves San Diego Zoo Global as a Research Coordinator in Community Engagement. In this role, she is primarily responsible for aiding in the organization and implementation of the Advanced Inquiry Program, the graduate program delivered in partnership with Miami University in Ohio. Rhiannon assists in the building of course curriculum, coordination and facilitation of courses, advising of students, and in general program management. As a graduate of the program herself, Rhiannon loves being able to give back by supporting current students on their journey through graduate school and in reaching their professional goals.

Rhiannon earned her bachelor’s degree in Biological Anthropology with a focus in primate behavioral ecology from the University of California, San Diego, and her master’s degree in Biology from Miami University and the San Diego Zoo Global Advanced Inquiry Program. She has a special interest in primate conservation and during her degree work used this fascination to focus on alleviating disease as a roadblock to conservation efforts in East Africa and Southeast Asia.

Rhiannon is an advocate for effective science communication and feels that inciting a passion for science is an important part of successful conservation outreach. She enjoys being able to use her passion for wildlife and public health to further engage students and professionals through her role with the Community Engagement team.