Carey’s start in conservation began at River Crossing Environmental Charter school, a junior high where the only textbook was Aldo Leopold’s “A Sand County Almanac.” Wisconsin born and raised; she received her BS in Biology with a minor in environmental science from the University of Wisconsin in 2018. Shortly after, she joined the Macaw Recovery Network in Costa Rica where she managed a captive breeding for reintroduction program for endangered macaws. After three years in Costa Rica, she returned to the US to be closer to family and broaden her conservation impact. She continues to work for Macaw Recovery Network remotely, while also managing the bird program at the John James Audubon Center. When she’s not caring for our bird ambassadors or writing grants for macaws, she enjoys abstract painting, hiking, and spending time with her elderly sidekick, a miniature dachshund named Maui.