About me

Industry Museums or Libraries
Occupation Penguin Exhibit Manager
Location Boston, Massachusetts
Introduction I'm Heather the Penguin Exhibit Manager. I have worked at NEA since 1988. Wow that's a long time! I volunteered to care for the penguins and river otters in college and then landed a job as diver/penguin aquarist in '88. During those many years I have had the opportunity to travel throughout the southern hemisphere to work with penguins. South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina and Marion Island just to name a few. The aquarium penguins are like family and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do as 13 of the 18 species in the world are endangered or threatened and their plight needs our attention.