Jocelin grew up in New Hampshire, where she started volunteering at her first animal shelter with her mother at the ripe old age of 10. She learned from this small facility that animal shelters have the ability to be a place of happiness, hope, and love for animals that have no other place to go. After high school, she moved to Florida to attend Eckerd College, for a BS in Biology and BA in Environmental Studies. While living there, she was able to volunteer at big cat, primate, and farm sanctuaries across the state. A couple of years after graduating, she packed it all up again to move out west to the Wood River Valley for a contract position with the Forest Service. Once that position was up, she couldn’t leave the Valley that she now calls home, and Mountain Humane was a natural place for Jocelin to work!
Jocelin lives with her two FIV+ cats, Dunkin and Wayne, who take their roles Nap Time Specialists, FIV+ Ambassadors, and Foster Kitten Supervisors very seriously. During her time off time, Jocelin enjoys taking advantage of the benefits of living in a place with all the outdoor recreational activities that Idaho and the west have to offer.