Why Travel Beyond

I love to explore new places, around my neighborhood and around the world. Travel Beyond lets me help clients who share that passion explore some of the most magical locations across the globe.

Destinations Visited

South Africa, Belize, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Honduras and Peru

Education

BS in Biology from Loyola University, Chicago
MS in Biology with a concentration on Animal Behavior from Tufts University, Boston

Career History

I have worked and interned at zoos around the country. Most recently, I worked as a primate keeper at the Houston Zoo working with orangutans and lemurs. I am excited to help people get to see these amazing animals in the wild!

Most Memorable Travel Experience

Exploring Peru in July 2015. I started my month long adventure with a study abroad program at a primate research station in the Amazon.  I spent three weeks studying dozens of primates in their natural habit while learning about conservation and field work.  After I completed the program, my mom met me in Lima (with a suitcase full of clean clothes). We spent the next week exploring Lima, Cusco, and Machu Picchu. It was a wonderful trip full of animals, food and culture. It was made even more special by the fact that I got to share the experience with my mom on her first trip out of the country.

My Most Recent Trip

In December 2019, I traveled to South Africa for my first safari! Although it rained every day for the first week, I was still able to experience several amazing animal sightings including the Big Five, seven lion cubs, a lion pride in the middle of a hunt, wild dogs, and the chance to get extremely close to a mob of meerkats.  Other highlights included a tour of Johannesburg, amazing dining experiences in Cape Town, and wine tastings in Franschhoek.  I got bit by the safari bug and I cannot wait to go back!