Faculty Director & Student Mentor Bios

Our team of knowledgeable faculty members and current students are excited to meet you and work with you during Camps Week!

Jason Courter, Assistant Professor of Biology


"Zoo Camp is definitely one of the highlights of my summer! Being able to help equip students to understand and appreciate the complexity of our natural world is very rewarding. I enjoy showing students a variety of natural areas in Stark County that many are unaware of. By the end of the week, I hope to convince many campers that they are (or should become) ‘birders’!”

 

 

Karyn Collie, Assistant Professor of Biology


"I'm excited to teach at Zoo Camp because I love sharing my enthusiasm for animals and conservation with students. I really fell in love with biology in high school, so this is a great chance to help them get a little bit of a head start in exploring what they can do with their interest in science. I love watching students see and interact with a bunch of really cool animals, and I hope that they leave with a greater appreciation of the rest of Creation with which they share this world, and also a better understanding of major and career options."

 

 

Student Mentors

Kat Todd, '20

Why are you excited for camp? I'm excited to spend a week on campus meeting all the campers!

What is your favorite thing about Malone? All of the opportunities and the encouragement.

Favorite breakfast cereal? Lucky charms, of course!

Micah Goff, '20

Why are you excited for camp? I love animals and sharing my knowledge of them.

What's your favorite thing about Malone? The Christian environment.

Favorite breakfast cereal? Fruity Pebbles.

Rachel Klugh, '20

Why are you excited for camp? I'm excited to meet the campers and go on our field trips!

What's your favorite thing about Malone? The zoo!

Favorite breakfast cereal? Waffle Crisp

Anna Kilion, '20

Why are you excited for camp? I'm excited to inspire students about science and animals.

What's your favorite thing about Malone? The community.

Favorite breakfast cereal? Apple Jacks

Kia Wade, '20

Why are you excited for camp? I'm excited to meet others who love animals as much as I do!

What's your favorite thing about Malone? The community is amazing and our zoo collection!

Favorite breakfast cereal? Coco Pebbles

Kaitlyn Cowley

Why are you excited for camp? I'm excited to meet like-minded students and go on awesome adventures!

What's your favorite thing about Malone? The small community and friendly people.

Favorite breakfast cereal? Honey Nut Cheerios