Charlie Payne Graduate Student/Research Associate Animal Technician


Phone: (000) 000-0000



  • Bachelor's in Zoology (2019)
  • PSM in Zoo, Aquarium, and Shelter Management (2022)


I am a Professional Science Master's student in Zoo, Aquarium, and Shelter Management, with an interest in animal behavior and husbandry. I currently work with the animals on campus through Lab Animal Resources, and teach a LIFE 102 lab.

My capstone project centers around behavioral husbandry. I will be training animals to participate in their own care at the Pueblo Zoo. This is important in increasing animal welfare, since it reduces the stress of handling and builds positive relationships between trainer and animal.