An African porcupine and an aardvark are just a couple of her "coworkers." Adriana LaCorte Maher ’89 is a bilingual educator at the San Diego Wild Animal Park where she handles about 25 animals, including parrots, owls, alligators, and snakes. In addition to teaching programs at the Park, she also presents animals at schools, retirement homes, and even on the local news.
She is married to fellow Webb alumnus Brian T. Maher '88, with whom she has two young children. After graduating from UC San Diego in 1994, Maher served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras for 2 1/2 years, teaching environmental and AIDS education in a small village near the Guatemalan border.
In 2010 she generously hosted a group of Webb students at the San Diego Wild Animal Park.
Sponsored by the Robert ’53 and MeiLi Hefner Foundation and offered here at Webb to two current students, The Hefner Initiative aims to foster a close and positive relationship between the people of China and the US. This extraordinary 12-day summer program includes travel this year to Beijing and Suzhou—allowing for living/learning opportunities with host students and families.
Shyam Arya '18 and Ellie Canty '18 have been accepted to present a poster at the National American Chemical Society conference in New Orleans in March 2019--an extremely rare honor for high school students.
It’s November 2nd and the College Guidance office is quiet this morning—nothing like the last few days when countless numbers of panicked seniors were popping in to get their essays looked at one last time before pressing “submit.”