DeAndra Ramsey grew up along the Gulf Coast of Texas with a love of animals and nature. She attended Texas A&M University where she obtained her B.S in Biomedical Science. DeAndra has worked in the conservation community for over 15 years. Beginning in 2003, she became an active community speaker engaging the public in bat education. She began her career at the Houston Zoo in 2010, where she was involved in many conservation initiatives ranging from pollinator conservation to habitat restoration. She was awarded the title of Conservation Champion due to her work with the Texas Bat Monitoring project she has led at the Houston Zoo along with facilitating the partnership between the Houston Zoo and Bat Conservation International. DeAndra also works with Buffalo Bayou Partnership to further conservation education efforts in relation to our amazing urban wildlife we have right here in Houston. DeAndra joined the Nature Discovery Center as our Executive Director in 2021. She is excited to bring her expertise in community engagement, conservation education, and environmental advocacy to the Nature Discovery Center.