Contributors

Jamie Pham

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.

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Jess Kohring

Jess Kohring 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.

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Katherine Spada

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.

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Robin Savoian

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.

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Rosalio Rubio

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…

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Sandy Masuo

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.

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