Science communication is an integral part of wildlife conservation
Engaging in public outreach is one of the most important aspects of my work

*Recent Events*


Featured in S'More Magazine, May 2018

Contributing Member at Femmes of STEM Podcast and Blog: a science history collective dedicated to sharing the stories of women in the history of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (May 16, 2018)


Our first OUTreach seminar was a success!
Ronnie gave a captivating talk about her history in science and her planned PhD dissertation work, complete with charismatic primates and some truly beautiful slides. Thanks Ronnie!
— Michael Shahandeh, Organizer, UCSB OUTreach

First featured speaker at the UCSB OUTreach seminar series

Photo credit: R. Steinitz

Member of 500 Women Scientists: an inclusive scientific community dedicated to training a more diverse group of future leaders in science and to use the language of science to bridge divides and enhance global diplomacy (2018 - present)


Wildlife Specialist - Girl Scout's day at the Moorpark Teaching Zoo- earning their "animal care" badge! (March 18th, 2018)


Guest Host on STEM Squad: an online science communication platform for women in STEM fields (December 2017)


Gathering donated items from the UCSB community to provide enrichment for the animals at the Santa Barbara Zoo during the Thomas Fire


Panelist - Ecology, Behavior and Evolution Club; UCSB BS/MS info session (2014 - 2015)

Steering Committee Member - College Provost Steering Committee; Thurgood Marshall College, UCSD (2012 - 2013)


Project Advisor - San Diego High Tech Middle School; Science research project (2012)

Volunteer caretaker at Parque Ambue Ari - Communidad Inti Wara Yassi, Bolivia (April - June 2009)