- B.S. in Zoology, Michigan State University
- M.S. in Zoology, Michigan State University
After earning his Master's Degree, David Orban worked as a research associate at Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida, managing a giraffe behavior project, developing welfare assessment tools for collection animals, and measuring the impacts of theme park lighting and sound on animal behavior and welfare. Now David is the Animal Excellence Coordinator at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.