Marjan Ghadrdan is the Director of Animal Care at The AWARE Wildlife Center. Marjan began volunteering at AWARE in 2005 before the center had even opened to the public. She was trained as a rehabber by AWARE’s founder, Michael Ellis, until she was hired as a Wildlife Care Supervisor in 2010. In 2017 she was promoted to Director of Animal Care, a position in which she manages all aspects of AWARE’s animal care efforts, including rehabilitation, ambassador handling, volunteer management, non-releasable placement, and a variety of side projects. Marjan received her B.S. in Biology from Kennesaw State University in 2009 and her M.S. in Neuroscience at Georgia State University in 2015. She was also on track to become a licensed veterinary technician in 2018. Marjan has worked with native, domestic, exotic, and research animals in veterinary hospitals, zoos, and rehabilitation centers all over Georgia. She currently serves as the Certification Director for the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council. Perhaps most importantly, Marjan will never forget her beloved pit bull, Little Mama.

ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 26: Marjan Ghadrdan (L) with Lady Owlbert Einstein (R) at Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War Screening at The Fox Theatre on April 26, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Avengers: Infinity War)

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