JULIE SCARDINA has had a lifelong love of all animals. It has led her to careers as an animal trainer, conservationist, and educator. She has been recognized for her work in these fields with a variety of awards: a trainer’s association lifetime achievement award, a US Fish & Wildlife Service award for conservation, an Emmy for educational programming, and a collegiate Hall of Fame induction to name a few. Scardina co-authored the book Wildlife Heroes, highlighting 40 conservationists and their dedicated life’s work to save imperiled species. After decades of travel to all seven continents, often filming for wildlife and conservation content, she now works as a travel advisor and planner, utilizing travel as a vehicle to increase understanding and support for wildlife and wild places, and providing exceptional experiences.