Sarrah Kaye, D.V.M. '12, is the veterinarian and general curator of the Staten Island Zoo.
"I tap into the Cornell network regularly. I still draw on the expertise of vets up at the college and diagnostics lab and consult wildlife and exotic specialists about cases and projects. Our zoo is very small, but it always feels relevant. We have the potential to reach a huge and diverse population of people. So we display local animals alongside species from exotic places to give global conservation issues a local context. We hope that by helping people realize that even in the city they live near nature—raccoons, deer, hawks, salamanders and rare frogs, migratory birds and bats—they may care about it a bit more."