Growing up in Hong Kong, I enjoy trekking through the city’s subtropical countryside. From a young age, I developed a passion to study and protect the wildlife I encounter. I completed my undergraduate studies and started my MPhil project at the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge. At Cambridge, I realized how climate change, habitat degradation, and forest loss are not only threatening millions of species living in natural systems, but also destabilizing the environmental conditions that human civilization is built on. New technologies in remote sensing are starting to revolutionize our understanding of large scale patterns in forest ecology. During my PhD, I wish to utilize these newly available remote sensing datasets to study how forests resist and recover from extreme weather events, which are made more frequent by climate change. My hope is that such research will allow us to more efficiently manage natural systems and better control carbon emissions from tropical forests.