NAI is very glad to introduce our Director of Professional Development and Education. Some of you may know Amanda Berlinski already—she’s been involved in NAI since 2011 as a member, Certified Interpretive Trainer (CIG sanction), and leader in the Zoos, Wildlife Parks, and Aquaria Section and the Interpretive Media Section. She is well versed in instructional design and developing curricula, as well as learning management systems, which means that she’ll hit the ground running as we finalize the implementation of the Interpreters Learning Network, NAI’s new online learning platform. Amanda has demonstrated a commitment to JEDAI initiatives in her NAI roles as well as in her most recent position as director of guest engagement at the Lincoln Park Zoo. She holds a Master of Arts in zoology and education from Miami University of Ohio, and she’s pursuing a doctorate in heritage leadership at the University of Missouri - St. Louis.