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BS in Animal Science (Wildlife Conservation minor)University of Delaware, June 1998

Professor Lewis is the Chief of Staff at the Philadelphia Zoo and works closely with the Zoo’s leadership team and Board of Directors to drive strategic planning, implement organizational priorities, and measure mission impact. Kristen has worked in the Zoo field for over 25 years. She spent several years leading the education department, including outreach, school and family programs, public programs and exhibits that reach 1.2 million visitors a year.

She has been riding horses for over 30 years and currently operates her own horse farm. At a young age, she began competing in equine events (dressage, cross country and show jumping) along the east coast. She rode on the Equestrian Team at the University of Delaware and has managed multiple barns with show and pleasure horses for over two decades. She currently has two horses, a thoroughbred named Snapshot, who she has had for over 15 years, and a thoroughbred/draft cross named Silk.

Kristen Lewis

Professor of Animal Science

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