Kathayoon Azra Khalil
Kathayoon Khalil, Ph.D. is the Conservation Impact Manager for the Oregon Zoo. Prior to joining the Zoo, Kathayoon was the Principal Evaluator for the Seattle Aquarium. She received her PhD in Learning Sciences and Technology Design from Stanford University, and her Masters in Environmental Science from the Yale School of Forestry. Through over a decade of work in zoos and aquariums, Kathayoon has studied the human dimensions of conservation, including empathy, behavior change, and authentic approaches to evaluating visitor learning. Kathayoon also serves as an instructor for Project Dragonfly at Miami University of Ohio.