Growing up just outside Durban meant the bush was never far away. School holidays usually consisted of fishing trips up the Zululand coast or camping in game reserves. Not surprisingly, I soon developed a deep love and appreciation for the African bush.
Looking to pursue a career in the natural field, I completed a BSc Honours in Biodiversity and Ecology at Stellenbosch University. I was fortunate enough to carry out my thesis fieldwork in the Kruger National Park, which was an incredible experience. After my studies, I briefly returned to the Kruger to work as a field assistant before I was given the opportunity to work for Wildlife ACT. All it took was a glance at the job description and I was in!
I feel very privileged to work so closely with some of Africa’s most charismatic and threatened species, and I’m excited to make a meaningful contribution to African wildlife conservation.