I first became interested in the intersection between social and environmental justice while working as an AmeriCorps volunteer for the Ocean State Environmental Education Collaborative. At AmeriCorps, I was responsible for teaching environmental science to youth in hospitals, assisted living facilities, and after school programs.
My experience working with underserved groups taught me the importance of community-based conservation and inspired me to study environmental science at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.
Today, I lead outreach initiatives that help protect human rights and endangered species on a global level. I am particularly passionate about ensuring the health and safety of indigenous communities while working with others to end the illegal wildlife trade.
I am excited to join the University of Cambridge Masters in Conservation Leadership program because it is the only academic course in the world that offers an interdisciplinary focus on biology while teaching management skills that are essential for the next generation of conservation leaders. As a Gates Cambridge Scholar, I look forward to working with others to protect people and wildlife throughout the world.
The Evergreen State College 2013 Environmental Science