Dana Dechman, a past SEZARC intern and University of North Florida graduate, recently presented her completed research project at a White Oak Conservation Lunch n’ Learn event!
Her research project focused on monitoring glucocorticoids in cheetahs that are in managed care. She analyzed historical data from forty-five cheetahs housed at White Oak Conservation, which allowed her to explore age- and sex-related differences in the fecal glucocorticoid metabolites. Collectively, the data will help provide some context for interpreting current and future profiles.
After her presentation, Dana shared, “I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with such an incredible organization and I can’t wait to take the skills I’ve learned and apply them in my next role!”
Congratulations, Dana! Thank you for all your hard work these past two years- SEZARC wishes you the best of luck on your next endeavor!