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Stephanie Braccini, PhD 
Curator of Mammals 

Stephanie joined Zoo Atlanta as Curator of Mammals in 2015. She began her animal care career working with great apes in central Texas in 1999. She has worked with a variety of mammals since that time, focusing on enrichment, positive reinforcement training and applied animal behavior research. Her research interests include animal wellness, cognition and behavioral laterality. 

Stephanie has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas; a Master’s in experimental psychology from California State University in San Marcos, Calif.; and a PhD in evolutionary psychology from University of St. Andrews in St. Andrews, Scotland. 

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