Monica spent her childhood traveling between New Hampshire and Ireland. Her family didn’t visit the National Parks, but Monica was an outside child, obsessed with animals and the only one in her family that seemed to display such a penchant for wildlife. Monica studied at the University of New Hampshire where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology. She then went on to receive a Master’s Degree in Wildlife Conservation and Management at the University College of Dublin, in Ireland. She now has her sights set on a PhD at Montana State University, studying winter ticks in moose within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Monica was on a research trip in South Africa when she first considered guiding as a career possibility. She was based on a private reserve next to Kruger National Park and noticed that many of the guides she interacted with were passionate about their work and loved what they did. Monica signed on with Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris and gets to do the same with her guests every day. She is a moose expert and her favorite part of the National Park is anywhere she can find a moose. She loves to build connections to the natural world for her guests; to show them just how interconnected we all are to the world around us. She hopes that her guests take that education home with them and work to protect the wild spaces wherever they are.
- Project Partner / Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative