Episode 38: Rachel Nelson, Marine Mammal Trainer
What's Rachel Nelson's favourite part of her job? The otters, of course! Join host Danniele as she chats with Rachel about landing her dream job at the Vancouver Aquarium, how you can help combat pollution in the ocean, and building relationships with animals. Plus, you’ll find out how pole dance fitness classes actually pair nicely with her work as a marine mammal trainer.
Guest: Rachel Nelson (Vancouver Aquarium website)
Rachel Nelson is a Marine Mammal Trainer at the Vancouver Aquarium. She is currently a sea otter trainer but loves working with animals of all kinds. Rachel studied Marine Biology at University of British Columbia and in the past also worked as a Veterinary Assistant. When not wrangling sea otters or degutting clams, Rachel enjoys expressing herself through art, spends time with her pets, and enjoys pole dance fitness classes.
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- Marine Biology at the University of British Columbia
- Marine Mammal Rescue Centre
- The Seafood Watch App
- Vancouver Aquarium