Melanie Parker, a Primate Caregiver and the PRC’s Volunteer Coordinator, grew up caring for horses, cows, and goats on a farm in Lewisport, KY. She has been a member of the PRC staff since June 2006. Melanie graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Chemistry, and she previously worked in the Education Department at the Louisville Zoo. One of Melanie’s favorite aspects of her job is creating new enrichment structures, devices, toys and puzzles for all the primates to enjoy.