Emily Buonopane

Emily is originally from Philadelphia and attended college in New Jersey where she received a Bachelors of Science in Biology. Emily has worked with birds in conservation centers and zoos and started as an intern with our wild bird center where she has worked her way up to the rehab team.

Shylyn Pierce

“Growing up in Jacksonville, Florida, I was always drawn to wildlife. It was while attending Lees-McRae College in North Carolina and working at a rehabilitation center on campus that I discovered my passion for avian care. I graduated in 2016 with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology as well as Wildlife Biology, with a concentration […]

Jordan Budnik

Jordan Budnik and her rescue parrot Nikki moved to the Florida Keys after accepting a job with FKWBC in May 2017. Jordan comes from a mixed background with organizations including Zoo Atlanta, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and Atlanta Wild Animal Rescue Effort (AWARE). She now works as the Bird Center’s Executive Director: fundraising, […]