Escondido resident Michelle Curtis has earned a Master of Arts degree in Biology from Miami University through Project Dragonfly’s Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP). As an AIP student, Curtis completed web-based graduate courses through Miami University with face-to-face experiential and field study through San Diego Zoo Global.
Since being accepted to the AIP master’s degree in 2014, Curtis has explored conservation and education in Mongolia, while also conducting projects that have made a difference in the Escondido area. Curtis is a research associate at the San Diego Zoo.
The AIP is a groundbreaking master’s degree that combines Miami web-based coursework with experiential learning and community engagement at and in communities near zoos in Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, New York, Phoenix, San Diego and Seattle.
Project Dragonfly reaches millions of people each year through inquiry-driven learning media, public exhibits and graduate programs worldwide. Dragonfly is based in the department of biology at Miami University, a state university in Oxford, Ohio. Miami was established in 1809 and is listed as one of the eight original Public Ivies.