Danielle Arnold is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at the University of Florida in the Department of Animal Science. She received her Bachelor of Science and her Master of Science degrees at the University of Guelph. Danielle will be a graduate teaching assistant and co-investigator for the Wild Discoveries project.
The reproduction of endangered species, specifically in elephants, is where her research interests lie. Her master’s research led to a successful barn-friendly technique for freezing Asian elephant semen. This technique is very important to the conservation of Asian elephants by preserving and increasing the gene pool and the population size, in efforts to curb their extinction.
Her Ph.D. research will focus on improvements in teaching basic science to students, along with investigations into equine and elephant behavior and reproduction. Danielle is very passionate about teaching, and has enjoyed inspiring and mentoring many undergraduate students in her previous graduate teaching assistant positions at the University of Guelph. She is very enthusiastic about scientific research and hopes she can inspire and help create unique opportunities for students and the public through the Wild Discoveries project. She hopes in the future to work in academia and play an acting role in the research and conservation of exotic species.