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Bethanie & Josh Hestermann

Bethanie Hestermann

Bethanie is a professonal writer with an M.A. in Writing and Publishing from DePaul University. She writes about animal science, technology, outdoor recreation, and conservation, as well as many other business and lifestyle topics for print magazines, websites, and blogs. 

She is a part-time homeschooler and full-time caretaker of her two kids. Bethanie has informal education experience thanks to her time as a volunteer at the Aquarium of the Pacific. She occasionally speaks about her career in science writing at school and nonprofit events. She owns the freelance writing business WordZoo Creative LLC.
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Josh Hestermann

Josh Hestermann is a dad of two and a zoologist who has worked with hundreds of species, from sea otters to gila monsters and everything in between. Currently a senior keeper at OC Zoo, Josh has also worked as a husbandry manager at the California Science Center, a senior mammalogist at the Aquarium of the Pacific, a senior keeper in Seven Seas at Brookfield Zoo, and a keeper at Phoenix Zoo. 

He has participated in many wildlife research and conservation programs, including studying California sea lions in Mexico and bottlenose dolphins as part of the Chicago Zoological Society's Sarasota Dolphin Research Program. 
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