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August 11, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Online via Zoom -- New to Zoom? Watch this short video.

Hingham, MA 02043
Children's Dept: 781-741-1405 ext. 1403
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Teen Career Presentation: Staff from the New England Aquarium

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Join us for our teen career series! Teens will hear from different members of our community about their career paths. This time we are talking with Melissa Joblon (a vet) and Allison Onofrio (an animal trainer) from the New England Aquarium.

Registration for this program has closed. If you had previously registered, you have been emailed the Zoom information.

Melissa Joblon currently works as an associate veterinarian at the New England Aquarium and works with a wide range of species including invertebrates, fish, sharks, rays, penguins, seals, sea lions, and turtles. She is extremely interested in conservation research and investigating human effects on wild animal mammal health.

Allison Onofrio graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2016 and was already on her path to becoming a Marine Mammal Trainer at the New England Aquarium. When she was a kid, she found herself staring at animals outside or at zoos and aquariums thinking to her: "Why are they doing what they are doing?" It wasn't a big surprise to anyone when she ended up volunteering at the New England Aquarium. However, her true passion lay in animal behavior, animal cognition, and, most of all, marine mammals. Allison feels lucky to be able to wake up every day excited to go to work in the morning and care for such unique and smart animals!

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