Jen Gale, Animal Keeper, CuriOdyssey
After graduating from UC Santa Cruz, Jen Gale realized that she wanted to work with animals. She worked toward that goal by volunteering at a local SPCA, the Oakland Zoo, a veterinary hospital, and at S.L.E.W.T.H.S., a sea lion training facility in Moss Landing. It wasn’t long before she was chosen for a coveted Animal Keeper position at CuriOdyssey, formerly Coyote Point Museum. Over the last 6 years, Gale has enjoyed working with all sorts of animals, from lizards to raccoons to owls. In 2011, she also began volunteering with the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory (GGRO), helping to band raptors as they migrate through the San Francisco Bay Area. Gale enjoys working hands-on with animals, as well as helping to educate the public about animal welfare and environmental preservation.