Bianca Perla



Bianca Perla, founder and director, was raised on Vashon, and at age 7 her parents gave her what they called her equestrian driver’s license—free rein to explore the island on her pony! These early escapades nurtured a deep respect for animals, and a life-long love of the outdoors. Since then, Bianca has been passionate about working on projects that include the natural world in a concept of community. She believes that science can be a valuable tool for opening awareness to the life around us, and can help us make informed decisions about how to live respectfully. Bianca has a BS from Stanford University, an MS in Animal Behavior from Northern Arizona University, and a doctorate in Ecology from University of Washington. For the past 15 years she has worked as a conservation biologist and science educator in many remote and spectacular places in the west. She recently authored Family Walks on Vashon and Prairie Dogs: Communication and Community in an Animal Society.

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