Zoological Society Committee for Academic Year 2021-2022
President – Molly Davidson
Molly has previous experience on the ZooSoc committee and we think she’ll do brilliant in the coming year. She’s got lots of links with conservation organisations which will hopefully result in some good talks and networking opportunities. She’s also keen to get back to in-person events when its safe and organise some litter picks, bird spotting walks and group volunteer days.
Molly’s favourite animal is a bilberry bumblebee!
Vice President – Caitlin Murray
This is Caitlin’s second year on the committee, being an ordinary member last year, and it is her job to assist Molly in organising socials and events.
Caitlin’s favourite animals are a whale shark and an otter!
Secretary – Adrienne Amri
She is a 4th year Zoology student and is on the ZooSoc Committee for the second year. She’ll be making sure that everyone is staying up to date on meetings and other things going on in ZooSoc! She can’t wait to get to know all new and old members!
Adrienne’s favourite animal is a racoon!
Treasurer – Abi McLelland
This is Abi’s first year on the committee but she’s excited to jump into those but she’s excited to jump into those spreadsheets! She is also treasurer for the Exploration Society, making joint membership easier. Abi’s job is to make sure that there is always enough money in the bank to buy members drinks and snacks!
Abi’s favourite animal is an orca!
Publicity Officer – Natalie Boddie
Natalie is a 2nd year zoology student and this is her first year on the commitee. As the publicity officer she will be posting everything you need to know about upcoming events and all things wildlife related on our social media! She is looking forward to attending all the exciting events the society has planned and meeting other students who share a love for wildlife and conservation
Natalie’s favourite animal is an elephant!
Social Sec – Martha Lowe
Martha is a second year zoology student. She’s passionate about volunteering and loves working with birds. As the social convenor fir zoosoc she’s looking forward to giving everyone the opportunity to catch-up through a mix of online and in-person socials.
Martha’s favourite animal is a peregrine falcon!
Web Convenor/ MSci Rep – Magda Butowska
This is Magda’s first year on the ZooSoc commitee and she will be in charge of updating the society website. Magda is an MSci student and will be spending 2021-22 on her placement at the Edinburgh Zoo. She will be available for any questions regarding the integrated MSci programme at Glasgow University and will hopefully arrange some fun talks from the Edinburgh Zoo stafff!
Magda’s favourite animals are carrion crows, kakapos and racoons!
Vet Member – Abby Henry
Abby Henry is a final year veterinary student at GUVS. Ever since she decided to become a vet, zoo and wildlife based medicine has been her passion. She has been lucky enough to work multiple times in South Africa, Kenya, and Zanzibar. She also enjoys climbing and playing volleyball. If you’re thinking about a career in veterinary medicine, feel free to give Abby a shout! IShe has also earned a previous degree in zoology from the University of Florida and dabbled in the research aspect of zoology as well.
Abby’s favourite animal is a giraffe!
Ordinary Member – Claire Whitehead
This will be Claire’s first year on the committee. Claire is a zoology student who is passionate about conservation and biodiversity protection. As an ordinary member she is excited to assist in the smooth running of events to help enhance all the members’ experience in the society.
Claire’s favourite animal is an orangutan!
Ordinary Member – Shannara Smith
This will be Shannara’s first year on the ZooSoc committee however she has lots of experience running other societies. As a 4th year Zoologist, Shannara is here to be a friendly face to all new and old members so make sure to look out for her at our events.
Shannara’s favourite animal is an orca!
1st Year Member – ??
Our first year representative will be chosen in December 2020. A first year student who has jumped into all ZooSoc talks and events with enthusiasm will be an ideal candidate for this role. Their role will involve reaching out to other first year members who may not know anyone else with an interest in Zoology, and getting them to our events to get to know people with similar interests!