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Erin Kipp
Annual Fund Coordinator

I’m blessed with a wonderful family. While I was growing up, their compassion extended to animals of all kinds, from dogs to fish to turtles. My first act of wildlife conservation was helping a box turtle cross a country road. I’d been bitten…not by the turtle, but by the strong desire to protect and preserve wildlife from that day forward.

Hi, I’m Erin

Starting as a three-month intern while still in college and then a part-time employee, Erin Kipp joined the Endangered Wolf Center as a full-time member of the Animal Care Team in April 2011. In 2015, she joined the Development team as Annual Fund Coordinator.

“I just did not want to leave this incredible place,” she explained. Erin and her heart were here to stay.

Erin has a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Her previous experience includes studying and researching endangered species working with noted mammalogist Dr. George Feldhamer on the threatened golden mouse population in Illinois.

Describing herself as a positive, fun-loving and passionate person, Erin traces her love of animals to growing up in a house always full of animals.

In particular, she says, trips to the country with her father were the inspiration to pursue a career caring for wildlife.


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