Anna Becker is the coordinator of Volunteer Programs for the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association, previously working as an education specialist and an Animal Care volunteer. She studied biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed fieldwork in the Manantlan Biosphere Reserve in the Mexican state of Jalisco. Anna is currently pursuing a Masters in Teaching Science at the University of Southern California.
Jamie Pham is the photo editor/photographer for the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association. In addition to regularly gracing the pages of the zoo’s quarterly magazine, Zoo View, his images have also been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, and other periodicals. He specializes in animal portraits—and especially enjoys the challenge of capturing the soul and unique personality of each subject.
Jess grew up playing in the Oregon woods. That love of nature led to a BA in Environmental Studies and Anthropology and a Master’s Degree in Education. She has been a Curator of Education at the LA Zoo since 2011.
Katherine Spada is the social media manager for the Los Angeles Zoo. An L.A. native, she started volunteering at the Zoo in 2013, helping look after the goats and sheep at Muriel’s Ranch. When not at the Zoo, she hosts and produces a popular television podcast, writes for various online publications, and has performed in storytelling showcases at the Hollywood Fringe Festival and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.
Megan Runquist Holmstedt is a member of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association’s Development staff, a Los Angeles Zoo docent, and an animal keeper volunteer. In addition to her volunteer work, she has written many articles for both Zoo View and Zooscape since June 2010. Megan lives in North Hollywood with her cats Millie and Max; one of their favorite family pastimes is watching the local hummingbirds visit Megan’s multiple patio feeders.
Phoebe Li is the marketing coordinator for the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association. Her love for animals and passion for conservation is what drove her to begin working at the L.A. Zoo, where she began as the marketing and communications intern in Fall 2015, and is currently finishing up the last year of her undergraduate degree at California State University, Fullerton. A Los Angeles native, she enjoys spending her free time hiking with her pup, Cash the pug.
Associate Director of Development, Robin Savoian oversees the Safari Society, the Zoo’s upper level annual giving program. She has a holds an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis in Entomology and has an extensive herpetological background. When not in her office, she can be found in the LAIR.
Rosalio Rubio recently moved into his new role as curator of education after being an education specialist for almost 10 years and teaching in LAUSD for more than 20 years. He now coordinates the Zoo’s overnight programs. He studied theater and cinema at the University of Southern California and is an avid movie lover (especially horror flicks). You may still find him singing the occasional Zoo Camp song…
Sandy Masuo is the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association’s associate editor in the Publications Division in addition to being a pop culture journalist, educator, horticulturalist, and published novelist. Her debut novel – a murder mystery set in a zoo – is entitled Unnatural Selection: Lessons of Life and Death on the Paper Trail and was published last year under the nom de plume Rosana DuMas.