Robyn Faulkner Allen

Staff Researcher II, Sample Coordinator

Robyn Faulkner Allen is the Sample Coordinator and Staff Researcher II for the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program (SDRP) Brookfield Zoo Chicago. Robyn has a BSc (Hons) in Animal Science from the University of Leeds, England. She has worked with and supervised a range of terrestrial and oceanic animal teams in a diversity of institutions involving veterinary medical care, animal welfare and training, rehabilitation and scientific research. Robyn has managed the Bermuda Cetacean Research project, including curating photo-identification catalogs for the Bermuda Cetacean Sightings scientific research project, and coordinating field projects.

In her role at SDRP, Robyn coordinates the sampling and sample handling responsibilities for health assessments and other field work as well as performs photo-identification. Robyn dedicates her passion for animals and science to the conservation and study of our delicate ocean ecosystems, including educating and inspiring future generations.