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Leadership Speakers Series » Dr. Donna Fernandes: Do What You Love

Dr. Donna Fernandes: Do What You Love

May 24, 2012 - Donna Fernandes, Ph.D., President and CEO of the Buffalo Zoo, was the guest speaker for the BASCS' Leadership Speaker Series.


Dr. Fernandes spoke of her multi-million dollar master plan which she implemented in September 2000 when she took over the management of the zoo. She stressed the hard work and commitment it has taken to raise funds to complete eight major renovation projects to the zoo's exhibit and habitat spaces. When the work is completed, the zoo will be one of the finest, up-to-date zoos in the country thanks to the dedication of Dr. Fernandes.


When asked if she liked working at the zoo, she replied, "I love it! You should always do what you love".