Debra Erickson is President of the Global Zoo Educators Affiliation. She is also the Marketing Director for San Diego Zoo Worldwide, Govt Director of Atlantis Blue Job Foundation and Accreditation Chair for Atlantis, Paradise Island. She has been in the conservation, interpretation, marketing and advertising, communications, and training fields for 30 decades and has labored 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 wide variety of positions in the education and learning and interpretation discipline like Education Director at San Diego Zoo Safari Park, SeaWorld Orlando, and Atlantis, Paradise Island. She has produced interpretive ideas for a huge assortment of exhibits together with Manatees: The Last Technology, Wild Arctic, and Tiger Path which have all won the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums Leading Show Honors award. At present she is primary the hard work to present San Diego Zoo Little ones, a 24-hour, industrial-totally free television channel, to 300 children’s hospitals and Ronald McDonald Houses close to the world.
Owning labored in above 40 international locations for the duration of her career and viewing the troubles that quite a few establishing nations confront, Debra has a keen commitment to conservation. She labored as Govt Director and Conservation Director for Orangutan Basis Intercontinental and was dependable for developing and utilizing the conservation prepare for Tanjung Puting Nationwide Park. Debra carries on her conservation operate via the Atlantis Blue Project Basis wherever she resources maritime conservation tasks and mentors conservationists in the discipline.
Debra gained her B.A. in Biology from Scripps College or university and her M.A. in Educational Technology from San Diego Condition University.