Debra Erickson is President of the International Zoo Educators Affiliation. She is also the Advertising and marketing Director for San Diego Zoo Worldwide, Executive Director of Atlantis Blue Project Basis and Accreditation Chair for Atlantis, Paradise Island. She has been in the conservation, interpretation, advertising and marketing, communications, and education fields for 30 yrs 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 assortment of positions in the instruction and interpretation subject like Training Director at San Diego Zoo Safari Park, SeaWorld Orlando, and Atlantis, Paradise Island. She has designed interpretive designs for a broad range of displays such as Manatees: The Past Technology, Wild Arctic, and Tiger Trail which have all won the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums Leading Show Honors award. At present she is primary the exertion to provide San Diego Zoo Youngsters, a 24-hour, business-free of charge television channel, to 300 children’s hospitals and Ronald McDonald Residences about the environment.
Obtaining labored in around 40 nations through her occupation and seeing the problems that quite a few establishing nations around the world encounter, Debra has a keen commitment to conservation. She worked as Executive Director and Conservation Director for Orangutan Foundation International and was liable for establishing and implementing the conservation system for Tanjung Puting Countrywide Park. Debra proceeds her conservation function by way of the Atlantis Blue Job Basis exactly where she funds marine conservation assignments and mentors conservationists in the subject.
Debra acquired her B.A. in Biology from Scripps Higher education and her M.A. in Educational Engineering from San Diego Condition University.