Debra Erickson is President of the Intercontinental Zoo Educators Affiliation. She is also the Marketing Director for San Diego Zoo Global, Government Director of Atlantis Blue Undertaking Foundation and Accreditation Chair for Atlantis, Paradise Island. She has been in the conservation, interpretation, marketing and advertising, communications, and instruction 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 huge wide variety of positions in the instruction and interpretation area which includes Training Director at San Diego Zoo Safari Park, SeaWorld Orlando, and Atlantis, Paradise Island. She has created interpretive programs for a large assortment of displays together with Manatees: The Previous Technology, Wild Arctic, and Tiger Path which have all won the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums Prime Exhibit Honors award. At this time she is top the exertion to deliver San Diego Zoo Little ones, a 24-hour, industrial-cost-free television channel, to 300 children’s hospitals and Ronald McDonald Homes around the globe.
Getting labored in about 40 international locations in the course of her occupation and looking at the problems that quite a few acquiring nations deal with, Debra has a keen determination to conservation. She labored as Executive Director and Conservation Director for Orangutan Foundation Global and was liable for creating and utilizing the conservation approach for Tanjung Puting Countrywide Park. Debra continues her conservation perform through the Atlantis Blue Challenge Basis wherever she cash marine conservation jobs and mentors conservationists in the area.
Debra received her B.A. in Biology from Scripps College or university and her M.A. in Academic Engineering from San Diego State University.