Reproductive Biologist, Zoos Victoria Victoria
Dr Marissa Parrott is the Reproductive Biologist for Zoos Victoria, a zoo-based conservation organisation fighting extinction. Her research focusses on improving captive breeding and reintroduction success for endangered animals including marsupials, rodents and frogs. Marissa has been involved in a variety of wildlife and community conservation programs across Australia, Asia, Africa and the Americas, and in 2018 was named an Australian Science Superhero by the Australian Government’s Office of the Chief Scientist. Marissa is passionate about supporting students in STEMM, improving conservation partnerships and outcomes, and upholding Zoos Victoria’s commitment that no Victorian terrestrial vertebrate species will ever go extinct.