Amanda Hodo, Aquarium Biologist at Mote, is a finalist in the Find Your Heroes contest through the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). Out of 95 entrants, only ten were selected as finalists, including Amanda!

Voting concludes on September 12, 2018. Visit, scroll to the bottom, and vote for Amanda H.
About the Find Your Heroes contest:

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) provides accreditation to 232 zoos and aquariums that meet the highest standards for animal welfare and work relentlessly to protect wildlife and wild places. AZA is searching for four heroes, passionate about their work and conservation, to star in our next video! Vote for your favorite hero today and check back on September 26 to see the winners. Four (4) heroes will be selected, and will at least include the top vote-getter from a zoo and the top vote-getter from an aquarium. Placement in the online vote is one factor considered by the panel. Winners will be announced at AZA’s Annual Conference hosted in Seattle, Washington.