Savage, Markita

Bio Markita began her employment with the Xiphophorus Genetic Stock Center as a Grant Specialist in 2005 and was promoted to Operational Manager in 2008.  Markita has since been in charge of all daily operations of the Stock Center including Xiphophorus species maintenance as well as maintenance of Japanese medaka (Oryzias latipes) lines housed at the center.  Prior to working at the Stock Center, Markita was a volunteer aquarist with the Dallas Zoo & Aquarium for 4 years where she was responsible for shark interaction, education, and feedings for the public.  Markita graduated from Texas State University with a B. S. in Marine Biology and also has a B. S. in Criminal Justice from University of North Texas. Programs: Xiphophorus Genetic Stock Center