I was initially a baker/pastry-chef, a job I have had for 9 years. I stopped this to follow my passion; work with animals.
I finnished one of the educations in France to become a zookeeper in 2006 and I found work directly after. I have had multiple contracts in differents zoos and I’m now in the Parc Zoologique de Montpellier (south of France, on the mediterranean cost) since 2011. I’m currently on the “south-american” department, including the amazonian greenhouse.
At the same time, I joined the AFSA’s steering committee in 2008 and currently work as the secretary. In 2015 I also joined the ICZ’s steering committee at the congress in Leipzig, Germany, as AFSA’s representative.
I’m an animal keeper and trainer at Società Zoologica di Pistoia Srl in Italy. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2014 and a Master’s degree in Animal Behaviour in 2017 from Florence University in Italy. I also completed a six-month traineeship in animal care and integrated conservation at Pistoia Zoo in 2017. I am currently involved in scientific research in the field of captive animal welfare and training. Since 2019 I’m a board member for the Italian zookeeper association “A.I.G.ZOO” and steering committee member for the ICZ.
Currently I am working as an African elephant keeper at Poznan Zoo in Poland. I have over two years of experience working with primates and small mammals, also did some volunteering work with many different species previously, carnivores mostly. I have an MSc in Animal Biology and as an ambitious person, I still try to broaden my views in any possible way. Therefore, I took a few distance learning courses such as ‘Animal Behaviour and Welfare’ and at present, I am in the middle of my DMZAA course. I am an independent member of the ICZ steering committee as I do not represent any association.