Debra Erickson is President of the Worldwide Zoo Educators Affiliation. She is also the Marketing and advertising Director for San Diego Zoo Global, Executive Director of Atlantis Blue Venture Basis and Accreditation Chair for Atlantis, Paradise Island. She has been in the conservation, interpretation, marketing and advertising, communications, and education and learning fields for 30 decades and has worked for the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Atlantis, Paradise Island, Atlantis, The Palm, SeaWorld San Diego, SeaWorld Orlando, S.E.A. Aquarium and Dolphin Island.
Debra has held a broad range of positions in the instruction and interpretation discipline including Schooling Director at San Diego Zoo Safari Park, SeaWorld Orlando, and Atlantis, Paradise Island. She has created interpretive options for a wide assortment of displays which include Manatees: The Very last Generation, Wild Arctic, and Tiger Path which have all received the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums Leading Show Honors award. At this time she is main the effort to give San Diego Zoo Young ones, a 24-hour, professional-free of charge tv channel, to 300 children’s hospitals and Ronald McDonald Homes close to the entire world.
Having worked in over 40 nations around the world for the duration of her occupation and seeing the problems that a lot of establishing nations face, Debra has a eager determination to conservation. She labored as Govt Director and Conservation Director for Orangutan Basis Worldwide and was liable for establishing and implementing the conservation program for Tanjung Puting Nationwide Park. Debra continues her conservation perform by the Atlantis Blue Venture Foundation where she money maritime conservation tasks and mentors conservationists in the subject.
Debra gained her B.A. in Biology from Scripps Higher education and her M.A. in Academic Technologies from San Diego State University.