Meredith is a Wildlife Rescue Program Manager for the International Fund for Animal Welfare. She has led and advised projects on rehabilitation for a range of taxa from big cats to psittacines to elephants. She regularly consults on wildlife issues with IFAW’s Disaster Response & Risk Reduction Program and sits on the steering committee of the Big Cat Sanctuary Alliance. Her background includes owning a small business, zookeeping at an AZA accredited zoo, serving as the Chief of Environmental Quality for a US Air Force base in Japan, and rescuing street dogs in Haiti while employed at the US Embassy there. She believes strongly that rehabilitated wildlife can play a meaningful role in conservation, and more importantly that all wild animals deserve a chance to live wild lives.