Story by:  Megan Whitman
Recorded:  July 2016, New York, NY
Music:  Jimmy Fontanez

There was something about the flamingo area at Rancho Palos Verdes' Marineland that attracted four year-old Megan Whitman.  Maybe it was the color:  pink, her favorite.  Or maybe it was the sheer beauty of the birds.  Whatever the reason, she and her father ventured over for a closer look.  What happened next changed her life.

Megan Whitman is a native of Los Angeles who has lived in New York for the past decade. She is the Director of the Lambert Center for Arts + Ideas at JCC Manhattan, overseeing arts programming for the vibrant community center. Megan received her BA with Honors from The University of Chicago and has a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and dog. 

To read more about the fate of Marineland, click here.

Photo above:  Tippi Hedren in The Birds (1963).