Fellow at The Safina Center, University of the Free State

I am a conservation scientist with a doctorate in Biological Anthropology from the University of Cambridge. I aspire to bridge the science-policy-society interface. As a wildlife scientist, I am interested in how wild animals adapt behaviorally to human-modified landscapes. As a practitioner I focus on ways of improving human-wildlife coexistence, informing policy decisions with evidence, and raising inclusivity and diversity in conservation.
Previously, I was a 2016-2017 AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, a Junior Research Fellow in Evolutionary Anthropology at Durham University, and a postdoc and lecturer in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University. I have consulted for a range of NGOs including the Wildlife Conservation Society, WildAid, the Environmental Investigation Agency, and the Tanzania Forest Conservation Group.
I advise the Southern Tanzania Elephant Program and am a Research Associate in Zoology and Entomology at the University of the Free State, Qwaqwa campus, South Africa. I am also a 2018 fellow of The Safina Center, and working on a citizen science project on the phenology of winter coat molt in the mountain goat in relation to climate change.

Experience

  • –present
    Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology, Durham University