Dana Piatt

Yep, that's me working a lion. After graduation, I will be pursuing a career in marine mammal training.

College History

  • B.A. in Psychology from Penn State Brandywine, May 2015
  • A.S. in Exotic Animal Training and Management from Moorpark College, May 2013
  • Certificate of Achievement in Exotic Animal Training and Management from Moorpark College, May 2013

http://zoo.moorparkcollege.edu/ ←- check out America's Teaching Zoo!

This wiki page explored how hearing infants are affected, if at all, by having hearing impaired parents. I found learning that these children become proficient in both spoken and signed languages without any significant hindrance in their language development very interesting.

Wiki Project Interest

  1. Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Words? - I would like to explore where “profanity” came from (when it's broken down, it's just a world someone decided was “bad”), as well as profanity across different languages/cultures.
  2. The Disconnect Between News And Understanding - This would be my second choice for a wiki project. I see so many posts on Facebook about something people saw on a website, the TV, or another source of information and are taking it as fact, when really there is information that was not presented in those sources. Looking into why people so readily accept something from a source such as a website or TV versus an expert (who may not have the access to spread information at such a wide capacity to the general public) in interesting to me.