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Rachel Wieck

Curator of Fishes and Invertebrates
Animal Care, New England Aquarium


BS, Marine Biology, University of North Carolina Wilmington


As a Massachusetts native, Rachel grew up coming to the New England Aquarium. After pursuing her marine biology degree at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, she returned to the Boston area and began working at the New England Aquarium in 2014. As the husbandry manager, Rachel now oversees the Quincy Animal Care Center, focusing on sustainable collection planning and quarantine efforts for the Fishes Department.

Rachel also manages the Aquarium’s Animal Well-Being Program, working across the Animal Care staff to ensure all of the animals that call the aquarium home experience the opportunity for optimal welfare. Additionally, she serves as a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Animal Welfare Committee, which works to establish consistent metrics to measure and advance animal well-being at zoos and aquariums across the country.



Behind the Scenes with Our Animal Care Team

At the Aquarium and in our Animal Care Center in Quincy, our team provides exceptional day-to-day support for the animals in our care, managing their diet, providing enrichment sessions, and much more.