Wildlife Planning Specialist
Frankie is a California transplant from Illinois, where she received a Bachelor's degree in Biology at Western Illinois University. After graduating Frankie moved to California in search of animal care work and has never looked back.
Frankie began her career in animal care at the Aquarium of the Pacific as a husbandry volunteer turned Aviculturist and ultimately worked her way up to the Volunteer Coordinator for Mammal and Birds. Although she has worked with many land animals, aquatic birds and amphibians have Frankie’s heart. While at the aquarium, Frankie worked primarily with Magellanic Penguins, diving bird & shorebird species, and many different species of amphibians, including California’s endangered Mountain Yellow Legged Frogs. Frankie has been an active OWCN Volunteer since 2017 and responded to the Pipeline P00547 Incident, alongside various UMEs out of SoCal since then.
Frankie dually spent her career at the aquarium running the volunteer program for the department and stayed very involved in her community of Long Beach. After 8 years working at the Aquarium of the Pacific, with much excitement, Frankie has joined the OWCN Management Team as a Wildlife Planning Specialist.