Hilary Andrews has worked for KPBS since 2009 as a student producer and call screener for "Midday Edition," a production assistant for San Diego Week, and a newsroom assistant.
Hilary currently attends San Diego State University where she is pursuing Bachelor of Science in zoology and TV & film production. She hopes to eventually earn a PhD in ecology and go on to make wildlife documentaries as a video journalist and field researcher.
Hilary is a San Diego native and alumni of Patrick Henry High School. She is currently a member of the academic honor societies Phi Beta Kappa, Golden Key International, Phi Kappa Phi, and Phi Eta Sigma.
Outside of work, Hilary enjoys going out on bat surveys throughout Southern California with the San Diego Natural History Museum, photography, taxidermy, making short films and documentaries, and riding her vespa.
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