Director of Nutritional Services, San Diego Zoo Global
California, United States
Dr Andrea Fidgett is a passionate and committed conservationist who, for almost 25 years, has been providing wildlife nutrition answers contributing to species conservation. At San Diego Zoo Global she leads the Nutritional Services team in supporting the dietary needs of 7500 animals of more than 800 species. An articulate and instantly credible communicator and consensus builder, she encourages open and frank dialogue, and engages multiple stakeholders in achieving their objectives. A warm and empathetic team leader and mentor, Andrea conducts targeted, collaborative doctoral research, chairs professional committees and is a founding Editorial Board member of the online, open-access Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research. Outside working hours, she likes landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes – in fact, vistas of all descriptions and loves travelling to find them, not least for the mini-adventures and folks met on the way!