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For Young Professionals

AZUL offers the young and animal-interested (ages 21 and up) a chance to meet new people and experience the Minnesota Zoo in a whole new way.  Actively connect with the Twin Cities community through conservation, education and social events – both at the Zoo and around town!

Upcoming Events

Fish Bites June 17

What is AZUL?

AZUL is a dynamic community of young individuals and families who care about the Minnesota Zoo.

The natural world has the ability to bring people together.  And AZUL helps to foster these connections by providing social and networking opportunities for its membership base.

Together, we’re saving wild animals and wild places.

AZUL’s Mission:

To engage young professionals in conservation and sustainability issues in partnership with the Minnesota Zoo.  Our vision is a healthy and sustainable world for future generations.

How Does AZUL Work?

It’s simple – sign up for emails and we will send you information and updates on how you can participate in our programs and attend our events.  Not ready for a commitment yet?  That’s okay. We don’t force anyone to become a member until they’re good and ready.  Join us at any of our events and find out what we are all about.  Then you can choose whether to join this exciting community of young professionals.




Contact AZUL at 952.431.9476 or

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Rob Marlotte – AZUL Chair
Grace Chou – Vice Chair
Emily Wacker – Treasurer
Sarah Schueffner – Secretary
Ellie Bayrd
Darin Broton
Caley Conney
Sarah Henely
Jennifer Jasinski
Amy Lueders
Joe Martyn
Matthew McCarthy
Chris Parish
Alison Roberts
Elizabeth Townsend
Tyler Young