Assistant Director, Great Lakes and Sustainability
Aislinn Gauchay began her career at Shedd in the Development department as the coordinator of donor relations and special events, where she executed more than100 events annually including the Auxiliary Board's primary fundraising event, BLU. Her transition to conservation began when she became co-trip leader of Shedd Aquarium’s iguana research expedition in the Bahamas in 2011 and 2012. Before coming to Shedd, Gauchay was a member of New York University's archaeological excavations team in Egypt's Dakhleh Oasis and graduated with honors from Illinois Wesleyan University with a B.A. in Greek and Roman studies.