March 22, 2016 AT 9:00 am

Women’s History Month Highlight from The Liberty Science Center: #HERper, Animal Keeper, Courtney Torregrosa #makereducation

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In honor of Women’s History Month, the awesome folks at the Liberty Science Center are highlighting some of the great work being done by their women employees! Here’s a post on the LSC Blogs featuring animal keeper Courtney Torregrosa.

My first real job was at a local pet shop. It was there that I first learned about caring for reptiles and amphibians. For whatever reason, they struck a chord with me.

During my college years I had the opportunity to work with a variety of captive exotic and domesticated animals. While they were all interesting, if there was an internship to choose or a research project to be done, I always went back to herpetology, the study of reptiles and amphibians. Even classes about animal behavior and nutrition were largely based on studies of domestic birds and mammals. Birds and mammals have been studied in depth, so people are familiar with them. The fact that less was known about reptiles and amphibians fueled my interest.

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