Volunteer Spotlight

Esti Monfalcone

Volunteer Esti Monfalcone How long have you been @ CWC?
A little over 2 years

What is your role(s) as a volunteer (i.e., REP, clinic, facilities, etc):
Animal care

Do you have a field of study (past or present)?
Biology and Accounting

Are you employed outside of your CWC volunteer position?
Yes, I am self-employed and work part-time as an accountant.

What is your favorite part about volunteering at CWC?
Seeing and working with so many different species of wildlife. Helping wildlife recover so that they can be released. And being part of a great team!

Do you have a favorite or most memorable patient (past or present)?
There are so many great memories; feeding hummingbirds, catching over 20 ducks that were ready to be released, holding raptors, feeding foxes and raccoons...

What book is currently on your nightstand?
I have a couple; An Elephant in my kitchen, Hunger Games, and Animals came to drink

What music is in your car right now?
I have a little bit of everything.

Where are you from?
I was born and raised in South Africa. I moved to Nevada in 2005 and then to Oregon in 2010.

What is something that your shift may not know about you?
I am part of a couple wildlife conservation projects in Africa. The projects focus on rehabilitation of wildlife that have been confiscated in illegal wildlife trade, kept as pets, and poaching victims.

Esti Monfalcone
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